6 of the Best Wines you must take home from the Macedon Ranges

Join us as we ask 'the wine reviewer' for hot tips on the best Wine Producers and Wines from the Macedon Ranges!

6 of the best wines from the Macedon Ranges

We have had the happy fortune of gaining insight into the Macedon Ranges Wine region from local Patrick Eckel, aka ‘Wine Reviewer’.   Today we ask for his favourite Wine Producers and Wines.  Yes…how do you choose?!

6 of the Best Wine Producers in the Macedon Ranges

 

Patrick: It is difficult to choose! Here are 6 of my favourite Wine Producers in the region.  All have been selected for varying reasons; experience, knowledge, results, history, and variety.

Domaine Epis

If there was ever a case of wine being made in the vineyard and not in the winery this winery is an example of that. I use the word meticulous to describe both the viticulture and winemaking approach. The results are exceptional.

Domain Epis

Bindi

A consistently great producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are known for their longevity and class. If you get the chance to meet the owner and winemaker Michael Dillon he is welcoming, informative and generous with his time.

Bindi Wines

Cobaw Ridge

One of the earliest wineries in the region that was planted on a site that most people thought couldnt grow grapes. They are certified Biodynamic and in addition to producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are known for a decidedly cool climate Shiraz and Lagrein.

Cobaw Ridge

Hanging Rock

The producer of some of the finest sparkling wines in Victoria, they also do some top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from their estate vineyard in Newham as well as producing a low yielding Shiraz from their vineyards in Heathcote that has been made for the last 30 years. 

Hanging Rock Winery

Wilimee 

Experienced winemaker Ben Ranken and family are breathing life back into an old vineyard and in doing so creating some incredibly exciting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  They are bound to make their mark on the region in years to come.

Wilimee Wines

Lyons Will

Similar to Wilimee, Lyons Will is a newcomer to the Macedon Ranges with existing plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and the recent addition of Gamay and Riesling. The first couple of vintages of their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced wines are elegant, with a distinct sense of place. The cellar door will be opening soon.

Lyons Will Estate

6 Macedon Ranges Wine you must take home from your trip

Patrick: It will be fairly hard to go wrong, but a few standouts from the Macedon Ranges Wine Producers would be:

  • Chardonnay from Bindi
  • Sparkling from Hanging Rock Winery
  • Pinot Noir from Domaine Epis
  • Lagrein from Cobaw Ridge
  • Riesling from Zig Zag Road
  • Gwertztraminer from Midhill Vineyard

If you missed our first chat with Patrick, discover his top tips on how to make the most of a trip at any time of the year.

 Wine Reviewer Patrick EckelAbout Patrick Eckel – Patrick is a skilled wine appreciator and has spent a majority of his life pursuing his passion for wine.  His site, Wine Reviewer, provides independent reviews, over 3000 in fact, of the wines he discovers.  It’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about wine!

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