The Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association (MRVA) and individual wineries across the Region hold numerous events throughout the year to promote the region and provide opportunities for all to visit and experience our wineries and taste our quality wines.
Scroll down to view the key events run by the MRVA and Individual wineries during the year.
Wine and Food Budburst Festival - 17 & 18 November 2018
The Macedon Wine and Food Budburst Festival showcases the diversity and quality of wine and food being produced in our region and is a key annual event that promotes the brand image of the Macedon Ranges as a leading grape growing and wine making region.
Over 30 participating wineries across the Macedon Ranges open their cellar doors and vineyards enabling visitors to explore the diversity of our wineries and taste wine that can often only be sourced at the Cellar Door.
The Macedon Ranges Exhibition Wine Show is held annually in October when winemakers and vignerons from across the Macedon Ranges submit wines for judging across multiple classes to determine the best wines produced in the region.
Boutique wineries and larger producers make up the more than 150 entries received each year. All wines entered must be made from at least 85% Macedon Ranges grapes. Awards and trophies are presented at the Wine Exhibition Gala dinner that follows the judging.
The top 3 wines (based on the judges scores) from the Exhibition Wine Show are presented at a Gala Dinner held in October each year. Trophies are presented for the best wine in each category, along with the following key awards:
Laurie Williams Trophy - Judges’ Choice for the “Best wine of the show”
Gordon Knight Trophy - Awarded to the “Best winery of the show” judged by the overall average of score for the top three wines from each winery (that submits at least 3 wines for judging)
The People’s Choice Trophy - People’s choice for the “Best Wine of the Exhibition” as decided by those attending the Gala Dinner