The Macedon Ranges Wine Region is located in an area that is less than 60 minutes Melbourne, that includes the towns of Malmsbury, Drummond, Kyneton, Metcalfe, Lancefield, Romsey. There are more than 40 wineries and vineyards in this picturesque and compact wine growing region which is home of the famous Hanging Rock, which was the subject of a famous book and film. The region has an altitude of about 500 metres and the cool climate that this produces particularly suits Chardonnay, Shiraz, Riesling and Pinot noir and various variety of sparkling wine. Mt Macedon is the remains of a long extinct volcano, which rises to about 1000 m above sea-level, and it is the highest mountain peak of the area. The region comprises part of the Central Victorian Highlands(south) and Great Dividing Range (north).
The Northern area consists of the area surrounding Taradale, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Metcalfe,
Springhill, Glenlyon, Daylesford and Yandoit, has an ideal 'cool climate' score the range of
1200 to 1300 degree days. The Southern parts around Gisborne, Lancefield and
Romsey produce table wines from early ripening varieties such as Pinot Noir.
Site selection and grape variety are critical for success.
The soils vary from deep loam to sandy granite based loams and old volcanic Rock.
The principle grape varieties throughout are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc,
Semillon and Traminer, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
The Macedon Ranges Wine Region includes six districts : Malmsbury ; Kyneton ; Glenlyon ; Lancefield ; Gisborne ; Rochford
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