Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Among the Vines

Hanging Rock Winery & View to Macedon Ranges. Images Courtesy Hanging Rock Winery.
I love getting in a car and wandering down unknown roads. That’s how I discovered Hanging Rock Winery – a pretty-as-a-picture vineyard and cellar door not far from Woodend. It’s part of the Macedon Ranges Wine Region – not far from the famous Hanging Rock Reserve that I wrote about yesterday - and it sits on The Jim Jim, an ancient volcanic hill, with its vines tumbling down the slope below the winery. Looking at these gorgeous photographs, it’s hard to believe that during winter it actually snows here. In fact, it has some of the coolest grape growing conditions in mainland Australia. I was greatly surprised to discover that there are around 30 vineyards in the Macedon-Woodend area. Hanging Rock is the largest of them. www.hangingrock.com.au www.macedonrangeswines.com.au

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