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Captains Creek rises on a mixed organic farm at Blampied, near Daylesford, at the foot of Kangaroo Hills. Four generations of the May family have run the 80 hectare farm for more than 100 years since 1909.Certified organic with NASAA, the vineyard produces grapes that are grown and processed without the use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilisers.From the lush Pinot Noirs to bright Chardonnays to thirst quenching ciders, you will find the best selection of handcrafted organic wines come from the headwaters of Captains Creek. The selection for tasting includes sparkling white and red, unoaked and oaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Lagrein and Verjuice - a method champenoise sparkling apple cider and two farmhouse style apple ciders.Captain Creek's inviting cellar door offers delicious lunches served on Saturday and Sunday. The seasonal menu showcases Captains Creek's farm fresh produce direct from the paddock to your plate. In these red volcanic soils, a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, free range chickens and graze Dorpa sheep and Black Angus cattle are grown and raised. Captains Creek pride themselves on sourcing the finest ingredients from other local producers in this rich food growing region.Grab a table on the verandah overlooking the vines and countryside during the warmer months or beside the roaring open fire in winter. Try the popular tasting plate which is laden with a selection of local delicacies including Istra prosciutto, salami and hot chorizo, Captains Creek olives, marinated vegetables and house made dips served with Stella's sourdough bread.Guests are also able to enjoy a range of wines and ciders by the glass and regional beers in the wine bar plus housemade cakes and espresso coffee served throughout the day. Purchase Goldfields Farmhouse Cheeses, Istra smallgoods and other local produce.
Located only three kilometres off the midland highway at Blampied midway between Daylesford and Creswick. Turn at the Swiss mountain hotel onto Kooroocheang road and take first turn left onto Kangaroo hills road. Look out for wine barrel and drystone wall entrance.