Spend quality, cool-climate wine time with perfect pinots and signature sparkling in the Macedon Ranges. Wander the best cellar doors for tastings and tours, and long afternoons al fresco with fizz or fireside with red. Feast on five-course meals, shoot the bries over house-made cheese and find tasting platters to match wine chatters.

Make the most of your wine time with our top five.

1. Curly Flat

Curl up with a signature pinot noir, pinot gris or chardonnay at the cellar door and book ahead for languid degustation events with visiting chefs from renowned restaurants.

2. Attwoods Wines

Known for their cool climate, elegant pinot noir and chardonnay, Attwoods Wines make European style, food-focused wines.  Their limited releases can be found in some of Australia's top fine dining restaurants.

3. Hanging Rock Winery

Take it all in, rock, stock and barrel. Sample the signature Macedon sparkling and pinot with stunning views of Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon.

4. Cloud 9 Farm

Find yourself on cloud wine with a merlot, shiraz and house made cheese at this small family run winery and cellar door offering a genuiune paddock-to-plate experience.

5. Paramoor Winery

Take a guided tasting through outstanding reds and whites, and get cosy with your newfound love in the popular, stables-turned-cellar-door.

Side trip: Daylesford Cider Company

Take a short, sweet side trip to sample traditional-style ciders made from heritage estate-grown apples. Swill still and sparkling ciders all year round; warm up in winter with mulled cider by the open fire.

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