Daylesford Macedon Produce - The Tasty Little Recipe Book
If you are interested in wonderful produce and great food and wine, this this is the place for you! Click Here to open this wonderful 58 page booklet showcasing all the region has to offer.
Daylesford Macedon Produce
Daylesford Macedon Produce is a collaboration between the vignerons, cooks, restaurateurs, publicans, provedores, suppliers and growers of Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region.
We share a great love for this beautiful region, a commitment to quality and best practice in our endeavours and the promotion of local food and wine. We are proud of what we do and of those amongst us who have been recognised with awards and accolades.
Meet The Locals
In our villages it may be the person on the other side of the counter or the bloke pulling the beer who’ll tell you where you should have dinner, who’s producing a good drop and who bakes the best bread. Keep your ear to the ground and you’re bound to make some wonderful discoveries.
Our region’s pristine, beautiful environment, rich fertile volcanic plains, distinct seasons and abundance of crystal clear mineral springs flowing freely from the ground provide the perfect backdrop for your truly excellent food and wine adventure.
We look forward to meeting you at our cellar doors and farmgates, or having you enjoy the fruits of our labours in our local stores, cafes and pubs.
An easy to view calendar with events, festivals, farmers’ markets, dinners and winery shows is kept up to date.
On any weekend in the Macedon Ranges, you will find colourful and vibrant activities, events and markets. Hanging Rock Reserve is the home for major events throughout the year in the Macedon Ranges such as The Age Harvest Picnic annually held in February, presents a famous array of produce.
The Hanging Rock Picnic Races on New Years Day and Australia Day attract people from all over the state for the carnival atmosphere. The Kyneton Cup, held the day after the Melbourne Cup, is one of the largest race days in regional Victoria.
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is developing a reputation as one of the best-regarded fine music and arts festivals in the country.
The annual food and wine hallmark event in the Macedon Ranges is Budburst, held over an extended period in November. Wineries, vineyards, and public buildings throughout the region open their gates and doors to taste, relax and enjoy the flavours of the Macedon Ranges.
Farmers Markets are held nearly every weekend in some corner of the region, and local arts and crafts groups exhibit continuously in galleries, Mechanics Halls, and private residences.
The Seasons – What’s Growing, Cooking and Drinking Well
SPRING – Asparagus, broad beans, baby peas and a multitude of other early vegetables. Spring lamb appears on many local menus – it’s perfect with a glass (or two) of Llew Knight’s Granite Hills Shiraz.
SUMMER – An abundance of virtually everything. Morello cherries and berries are particularly anticipated. Fresh cut lavender or dired from Lavandula. Heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil on local pasta washed down with a Gisborne Peak Rosé enjoyed on a sunny balcony – hard to beat.
AUTUMN – Quinces, figs, pumpkins, early chestnuts, wild forest mushrooms. Fertile local volcanic plains ensure a continuing harvest of many varieties of potato. Crisply roasted with a nice piece of duck by some talented local hands and paired with a sublime Curly Flat Pinot. Ah…this is the life!
WINTER – Delicious root vegetables in abundance. Cauliflower, brussels sprouts and bitter leaves for interesting salads. A good time for some robust tucker. Rare breed pork slow braised with cabbage paired with a glass of Birthday Villa Gewu?rztraminer perhaps?
News and Stories
This part of the website is dedicated to the stories of our region.
Don’t Miss These Forthcoming Events
Daylesford Farmers Market, Nov 5th 2011 9am
Budburst Festival, Nov 12th 2011