The Talk The Talk Tour is tailored to your tastes. Visit three top winery, cider, spirit, port and liqueur cellar doors with Wine and Spirit Education Trust certified Australian actor Clayton Watson and his lovable labrador Maizy.

Includes tastings, nibbles and water for the ride and pick up from your accommodation. A fun and relaxing morning or afternoon to compliment your spa and treatments and real getaway to the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region.

Days of operation:
  • 10:00am or 2:00pm Talk The Talk Tours seven days a week. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Tour highlights:
  • Passing Clouds Winery
    Passing Clouds Winery is located at Musk five minutes from the town of Daylesford in the Macedon Ranges. It sits on a steep, north facing slope with a top elevation of 770m ASL. Deep volcanic soil would suggest high vigor; but in addition to the soil being very well drained the cold temperatures and high winds assist keeping unnecessary vigor under control. Macedon is arguably Australia’s coldest grape growing region, this site is arguably the coldest in Macedon.
  • Glenlyon Estate
    Now under new management, Glenlyon Estate, is the home of Ellender Wines. The Estate is open for cellar door tasting and sales and the perfect spot for an artisan wood fire pizza, picnic around the lake or events such as weddings, celebrations and corporate functions. An Estate visit will reward you with friendship, knowledge and an understanding of our special place.
  • Captain's Creek
    Captains Creek rises on a farm at Blampied, at the foot of the Kangaroo Hills, and meanders north past the original homestead of Captain Hepburn. Four generations of the May family have run the 80 hectare farm for more than 100 years. Captains Creek wines and ciders are made from grapes and apples grown organically without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. The orchard, vineyard, and wine/cider making process are certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA Registration No. 3082). NASAA is accredited by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) ensuring their organic products meet the highest approval standards worldwide. Certification provides verification to the consumer that the grapes are grown using a sustainable organic agricultural system and the wine is not contaminated or mixed with undesirable additives during processing.
  • Eastern Peake
    Eastern Peake Vineyards are set on a small plateau at Coghills Creek in the Ballarat Highlands some 25 km from Ballarat. A dramatic backdrop of a rugged granite outcrop of Mt Bolton, namely ‘Eastern Peake’ is to the west of the vineyard, creating the stunning view seen from the property. The east the vineyard overlooks the Mammaloid Hills of the Creswick Plains, named by Major Mitchell during his epic trail. The Eastern Peake Vineyard was established in 1983, the first plantings being 8 acres of Pinot Noir followed by 4 acres of Chardonnay in 1991. In 1994 the decision was made to establish a winery and cellar door facility at Coghill’s Creek. The winery was completed in time for the 1995 vintage.
  • Fontanella Wines
    When John and Amanda Fontanella discovered their idyllic farm acreage, complete with rolling hills, bordered by forest and picturesque farmland, they knew they had discovered the perfect place to realise their boutique winery dream. A climate cool enough to produce fine Italian varietals, and Italian family heritage sealed the fate, and Fontanella Wines was born. Now you can enjoy the rewards of the Fontanella's labour of love for the land, the grapes and the wine. Come and share their passion - and sample their fine cool climate Italian Wines at their Cellar Door at Glenlyon, just 10 minutes from Daylesford.
  • Sailors Falls Estate
    Sailors Falls Estate vineyard is set on a rural property providing a tranquil setting to have a taste of their boutique hand cultured, cool climate wines such as pinot gris, pinot noir, gamay, rose, chardonnay and gewurtraminer. Sailors Falls Estate is named after the large waterfalls located at the streets corner offers the perfect luxury retreat set in beautiful bushland with an abundance of wildlife, great bushwalking & mineral water at your door step.
  • Limestone Track
    Limestone Track Vineyard was established in 1989 by John and Judy Burford and family. It is situated amongst picturesque rolling hills just off the Midland Highway north of Mt Franklin between Daylesford and Castlemaine. First plantings were Cabernet Sauvignon in 1989, then plantings of Shiraz in 1990 and 1991. Further plantings of Merlot, Tempranillo and Chardonnay were added in later years.
  • Daylesford Cidery
    Daylesford Cider and only use fresh apple juice in their ciders. They do not use juice concentrate or water, nor flavourings, colouring, additives or other nasties. They pride themselves on this and received great recognition for our ciders at the Australian Cider Awards 2016. Daylesford Cider received five medals at the Australian Cider Awards 2016; one Gold & Best In Class, one Silver and three Bronze.
  • Herbal Liqueurs
    Roger McLean , Founder of Herbal Lore Liqueurs. After 30 years of producing premium ports and liqueurs, Roger developed a unique range of products under the name of Herbal Lore. The release of this outstanding range of liqueurs is certainly a first in Australia, if not the world. Roger McLeanRoger enjoys a reputation amongst connoisseurs of fine ports and liqueurs as one of the countries finest blenders. In fact, his company Mt Aitken Estates had the honour of having their distinctive range of ports and liqueurs presented to Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana on their visit to Australia. LORE is the accumulated knowledge of ancient tradition. There are few subjects that can rightfully claim a pure accumulation of ancient knowledge, like herbal medicine and the sacred herbs used throughout that practice. In the 14th century, (earlier in Europe and Asia) herbal products were acclaimed not only for their flavour, but also for their perceived restorative properties, making them conducive to healing.

Daylesford Wine Tours offers an intimate wine, cider, spirits, ports and liqueur cellar door experience across the beautiful Daylesford region.

Owner Clayton Watson - certified by the Wine Spirits and Education Trust (and better known for his acting roles including Matrix Two and Three) is joined by his lovable sidekick – Maizy the Labrador. Taking you off the beaten track in discovery of some multi-award winning local gems.

Hang up the car keys and turn off your GPS because Daylesford Wine Tours will pick you up and drop you back to your accommodation - all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery.

A number of tour and package options are available to suit any budget and occasion tailored for couples, groups, corporates and special occasions.

Daylesford Wine Region is just over an hour from Melbourne, the highest wine region in Australia and is fast becoming a wine lovers hot spot in Victoria.

Please visit the website to book your unforgettable tour.

Daylesford Wine Tours are winners of The Australian Food and Travel Guide's Reader's Choice Award two years running and TripAdvisor's Excellence Awarded as the top thing to do in Daylesford.

Membership:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
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