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Maldon Wine District, Bendigo

The Maldon Wine District includes wineries near Maldon, Campbelltown and Newstead, in the south-western parts of Bendigo Wine Region. Maldon, which is located about 140 km north-west of Melbourne and 20 km south-west of Castlemaine, is one of Victoria`s best preserved gold rush towns and boasts carefully restored and maintained colonial buildings and a fabulous historic streetscape. The historic buildings are home to a fascinating collection of art galleries, antiques and collectables, craft outlets, historic pubs, cafes, museums and restaurants. Maldon has become favourite and popular tourist destination, particularly during the Easter Fair held in April and the Maldon Camp Draft held in February and the Mt Tarrangower Hillclimb. In late October and early November, the town hosts a popular folk festival at the Butts Reserve. Among the many local attractions are: The Steam Railway, Nuggetty Ranges Winery, Yabby Farm, Anzac Hill scenic lookout, Mt Tarrangower and Butts Reserve, Cairn Curran Reservoir and the Porcupine Township which is an award-winning recreation of an early 1850s gold town located in bushland at the location of the Porcupine diggings site where the first gold discovery in the area was made.

The Bendigo Wine Region includes nine districts : Kingower ; Lower Loddon ; North Bendigo ; Lower Campaspe ; Upper Campaspe ; Central Bendigpo ; Castlemaine ; Maldon ; Maryborough

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Welshmans Reef, VIC  Maldon-Newstaed Road, Welshmans Reef, Vic
Welshmans Reef is a small hamlet in the old gold mining area of central Victoria. Initial vine plantings were begun in 1986, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon in unimproved sheep paddocks. Since then the vineyard has grown and flourished. Chardonnay and Merlot were added in the early 1990`s, and more recently small plantings of Sauvignon Blanc. Early grape crops were sold to other winer...