Top 10 Picnic Spots

Spice up your summer with a picture-worthy picnic matched to your personality. Use this guide to create the perfect country picnic just a hop, skip and jump from Melbourne. The Lavender Lovers’ Picnic Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, Shepherds Flat Picnic among acres of sprawling gardens, fields of lavender and shady trees. Check out the 1850’s stone…

Wheelie Fun Summer

Summertime is almost here, and that means the best of the food truck scene will heat up in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region. The scene has never been more vibrant, boasting a diverse range to satisfy all different tastes and offerings, popping up at markets, community, corporate and private events. It is so exciting…

Views to Dine For

Summer dining is made even more delicious by the destination. The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region invites you out of the baking-hot city streets this summer, to experience some of the most breathtaking food experiences in Victoria. Let’s face it, food always tastes better with a view, and we’ve created a list of some of…

Daylesford Meat Co.

Located in DAYLESFORD – Daylesford Meat Co. is Daylesford’s premium retail butcher, exclusively selling Greenhill Farm’s organic beef and lamb, which is raised on their farm in Malmsbury. Daylesford Meat Co. prides itself on its quality cuts of meat, as well as offering other small goods, including their famous pies. With outstanding customer service, you…

Bistro Terroir

Located in DAYLESFORD – Bistro Terroir is a neighbourhood French Bistro. Your place to savour beautiful French food, together with a carefully selected drinks range. The quick rendezvous. An extended liaison. A private indulgence. Terroir means the compete natural environment in which a particular crop is produced, including things like soil, topography, and climate. In…

Das Kaffeehaus

Located in CASTLEMAINE – Das Kaffeehaus is a Viennese coffee house, the face of Coffee Basics, serving traditional Austrian food, with traditional Viennese flair! Let our baristas entice you with our freshly roasted coffee, sip on the local and Austrian beers and wines, feast on good, old-fashioned, “like Oma used to cook”, hearty meals and…

Good Food Guide Awards 2020: Full list of hats

Australia’s restaurant elite have been recognised at the Good Food Guide 2020 Awards in Brisbane. The 2020 Good Food Awards have been announced! It is a fabulous achievement to be awarded a hat, and we’re thrilled to have three restaurants to experience in our region. Lake House Daylesford has continued their tradition of excellence and…

Martin Street Coffee Roasters

Located in BLACKWOOD – Martin Street Coffee Roasters was established in 2016, in picturesque Blackwood.  Our focus is on quality, air-roasted coffee; our philosophy is “enjoy better flavour”.  Therefore guests will always enjoy the perfect cup.  At the roastery cafe, be swept away with the sensory experience; of sight, sound and aromatics of the roasting…

Dr Abalone

Located in KYNETON – Dr Abalone is a warm, friendly, inviting and welcoming wine bar located in High Street, Kyneton. Imagine yourself sitting in the window bar area, sipping on a beautiful shiraz or chardonnay, watching the world go by or get comfy on our couches by the warm wood heater and settle in for…

Woodend Wine Store

Located in WOODEND – If wandering into the quaint streets of welcoming Woodend feels like a nostalgic homecoming, stepping into the Woodend Wine Store gives you every reason to exhale. Woodend Wine Store is a charming boutique wine shop whose smiling staff greet you with “How is your day”, like you’ve known them for years……

Woodberry

Located in WOODEND – Woodberry is a local Woodend café proudly serving contemporary brunch food and coffee to the community. The team strives to offer great hospitality and cuisine that this region is famous for. As a member of Daylesford Macedon Produce, Woodberry aim to source as much of their produce from local and like-minded…

Kuzu Izakaya

Located in WOODEND – Down a hidden path on Anslow Street Woodend, you will find a beautiful Japanese restaurant, that has not remained a secret for long. Kuzu Isakaya provides traditional Japanese cuisine in a romantic and friendly atmosphere. Paired with excellent customer service, Kuzu Isakaya has become a must go to restaurant in the…

COOL COUNTRY

There is something very earthy and natural about the Macedon Ranges; it’s kind of untouched, yet so accessible. It’s possibly one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets, and in a way, this bleeds through to the artisan ways of the winemakers of the region. A road less travelled, yet there are still 40 wineries with over 18…

CATCH THE GIN BUG

Move over winery tours, gin distillery hopping is the latest trend to hit Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges with craft distillers making waves across the globe with their award-winning gins. Whether you’re looking to sip an aromatic gin on the rocks or linger with a gin-inspired cocktail, here’s a guide to some of the best…

Discover Holgate Brewhouse Woodend

The explosion in popularity of craft beers over the last few years has been phenomenal, and has come about as we search for an alternative to the generic, mainstream, multi-national offerings that were usually on offer.  Holgate Brewhouse in the Macedon Ranges Shire has been a trail-blazer in the craft beer industry for almost 20 years now. Paul and…