The commitment of our regions’ producers to regionality, sustainability, quality and best practice has been widely recognised throughout Australia. If you are looking for excellence then Daylesford and Macedon Ranges is the place to find it.

We are proud to share a selection of our region’s most recent awards, hats and stars with you.

Age Good Food Guide 2017 Awards

Two Hats
Lake House, Daylesford

One Hat
Source Dining, Kyneton

Delicious Produce Awards 2016

Producer of the Year

Carla Meurs & Ann-Marie Monda Holy Goat Cheese (Vic)

From the Paddock: Winner

Milking Yard Farm: Sommerlad Chicken (Vic)

From the Dairy: Gold Medalist

Holy Goat Cheese: Brigid’s Well (Vic)


From the dairy: Holy Goat Cheese Brigid’s Well

From the earth: The Fermentary Raw Smoky Jalapeno Kraut

From the paddock:

2016 Australian Cider Awards

Daylesford Cider Company

  • Best in Class & Gold: Traditional Sweet Cider Class 3B – Sweet Coppin 2016
  • Silver: Traditional Medium Cider Class 2B – ‘Alf ’n ‘Alf
  • Bronze: Traditional Dry Cider Class 1B – Farmhouse Dry 2015 & Farmhouse Dry 2016
  • Bronze: Traditional Sweet Cider Class 3B – Sweet Coppin 2015
2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

Minister’s Encouragement Award
Daylesford Cider Company
Unique Accommodation Finalist
Gisborne Peak Winery
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Alla Wolf-Tasker

Age Good Food Guide 2015 Awards

Two Hats & Best Gourmet Getaway
Lake House

One Hat
Annie Smithers’ Bistrot
The Argus Dining Room
Du Fermier

Australian Gourmet Traveller – Wine List of the Year Awards

Lake House, in Daylesford, tied with Rockpool Bar & Grill, Perth, to share the 2014 award for Wine List of the Year. As a result, their respective sommeliers, Stacey-Lee Edwards and Ian Baverstock, share the Judy Hirst Award for Australia’s best sommelier, an award recognising the professionalism they have shown in developing and managing these award-winning lists. Lake House also won Victorian Wine List of the Year.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 Edition featured many members:

Curly Flat achieved 5 star ‘Exceptional’ status for ‘wines rated between 97 and 99 out of a possible100
Eastern Peake and Passing Clouds achieved 5 star rating and Gisborne Peake 4 stars – both ‘Outstanding’ status for wines rated 95 -96 – gold medal standard with a great pedigree
Ellender Estate and Zig Zag Road were awarded 3 stars for ‘wines of good commercial quality’ rating 84 – 85

Delicious Produce Awards 2014

Winners 2014:
From the Paddock

Hall of Fame

  • Holy Goat Cheese La Luna, Vic
    The Hall of Fame recognises the incredible achievement made in keeping these products
    at a consistently high level, while upholding standards of ethics and sustainability.” Lucy Allon
Delicious Produce Awards 2013

Winners 2013:
From the Paddock

Hall of Fame

2013 Finalists:

Delicious Produce Awards 2012

2012 Finalists:
From the Dairy:

From the Earth:

From the Paddock:

Lake House & Alla Wolf-Tasker

“Few people have done more to shape the face of regional dining in Australia than Alla Wolf-Tasker. Over the past 20 years, the executive chef and co-owner of the acclaimed Lake House has lead the charge in a not so quiet foodie revolution.” Delicious Magazine

Alla has been recognised with 2 Living Legend Awards and the Australia Day honours for her contribution to the industry at large. Recent awards include:

  • Weekend Australian Hot 50 2013 – Australia’s Hottest Classic – Lake House
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards – Australia’s Best Country Wine List
  • One of 101 Best Hotels in the World – Tatler Travel Guide 2012
  • Gold List – Conde Nast Traveller
  • Best Regional Australian Property – Luxury Travel Gold List
  • 2 Chefs Hats & Alla Wolf-Tasker “Legend” Award – The Age Good Food Guide
  • Best Regional Wine List – Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine List Awards
  • Australia’s Best Hotel Spa & Australia’s Best Spa Experience – ASPA Awards
  • Australia’s Best Hotel Dining – Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards
  • Best of Award for Excellence – New York Wine Spectator

Piper Street Food Company

  • Delicious Produce Awards 2013
  • Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards 2013


  • The Age Good Food Guide 2012 – 14.5
  • Australian Good Food and Travel Guide 2012
  • Golden Plate Awards 2012 – Winner

Wombat Hill House

  • 3 stars in The Age Cheap Eats Guide