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Passing Clouds

Address: 30 Roddas Lane, Musk, Victoria 3461

Phone: 03 5348 5550  |  Fax: 03 5348 5565  

Web: passingclouds.com.au

Passing Clouds has moved. Long famed for strongly regional Bendigo reds, the estate is now headquartered at Daylesford in the beautiful spa country of Central Victoria.

Cameron Leith says the clouds do a little less passing there, stating the difficulties a lack of rain presented at the old vineyard. Factor in global warming, and the move to cooler climates made great sense. Graeme Leith has long enjoyed a reputation as a top Pinot Noir maker, and Passing Clouds will now concentrate more on this variety and cool grown Chardonnay.

Established in 1974 by Graeme Leith and Sue Mackinnon, Passing Clouds has consistently produced wines of exemplarily quality with the power to age gracefully. Indeed, the 1980 Shiraz Cabernets are still drinking beautifully.

Graeme and his son Cameron, now the winemaker, have recently relocated their winery to Daylesford, in the Macedon Ranges - a location where the clouds do a little less passing. They still produce their acclaimed Bendigo reds for which they have built a strong and loyal following over the years, but the range is now complemented by cool climate Pinot Noir's, Chardonnay and Sparkling.

The fruit is meticulously cared for as naturally as possible, there are several passes of each vine per season, ensuring every bunch is in the optimum position. As winemakers, Passing Clouds guide the fruit from vineyard into bottle gently, using traditional winemaking techniques.

Passing Clouds cellar door is available for tastings from 10:00am to 5:00pm seven days.

Food will be available from 9 October 2015, within the new cellar door.

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Local directions

Closest Winery to Daylesford.


  • Car park
  • Shop


  • Wine tasting

Opening hours

Seven days
10:00am -5:00pm
Cellar door opening hours. Or by appointment outside these hours.

How to get here