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Rochford Wine District - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Rochford, Carlsruhe, Woodend, Newham - Macedon Ranges Region

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climate The Rochford Wine District, which is part of the Macedon Ranges Wine Region in Central Victoria includes the area around the towns of Rochford, Carlsruhe, Woodend, Newham and Mt Macedon. The district lies about 70 km from Melbourne. The township of Woodend features county charm, wonderful arts and crafts, a fascinating heritage and fabulous wines. After the end of the gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s, Woodend was transformed into a resort town boasting many guesthouses, a racecourse, beautiful private gardens, golf club and several hotels. Visitors will enjoy wandering through the antique stores, art galleries, boutique gift shops, weekend markets and local wineries and food outlets. Visitors can also explore the picturesque bushland in the Macedon Regional Park, meet the winemakers and discuss how their wines are crafted at the cellar doors. The famous Hanging Rock, which is located about 7 km east of Woodend, was thought to be a hideout for bushrangers during the gold rush era. Hanging Rock was also featured in the popular Peter Weir's film (1975) `Picnic at Hanging Rock` based on the novel by Joan Lindsay. The Hanging Rock Picnic Races are staged every New Year's Day and Australia Day (January 26). This tradition that has been maintained for more than 80 years. In late February, local food and wine is celebrated at the annual Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock. Some of the many outstanding boutique wineries in the area include: Braewattie Vineyard, Hanging Rock Winery, Macedon Ridge, Mt Macedon Winery, Rochford (Macedon Ranges), Stonemont Winery, Straws Lane Winery and Woodend Winery.

The Macedon Ranges Wine Region includes six districts : Malmsbury ; Kyneton ; Glenlyon ; Lancefield ; Gisborne ; Rochford
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