The Macedon Ranges has a long and fascinating history, and the story of Mount Macedon Winery is no different.
Located on the western slopes of Mount Macedon, with impressive views overlooking the Black Forest Valley, MMW sits at 680m above sea level, making it one of the highest altitude wineries in Australia.
The land was originally used as a dairy and then a blueberry farm before the vines were planted in 1989.
In fact, MMW once had ties with Olivia Newton-John and the fruit was used to make wine out of her Koala Blue range, which is a fun bit of Macedon Ranges history and trivia!
Mount Macedon Winery resides in Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung country, with Mount Macedon itself being a place of cultural significance and Indigenous history for first nation people.
Before being named Mount Macedon Winery, the farm itself was called 'Geburrh', which is the local indigenous name for Mount Macedon.
The fertile volcanic soil at MMW was first farmed as a dairy and then many years later, a blueberry farm before the first vines were planted in 1989 by Don and Pam Ludby. Several years after the initial planting and when the vineyard had become fully established, MMW had ties with Olivia Newton-John's own wine label under her Koala Blue wine range.
Since 2016, Dylan and Elisha Grimes have called this place home and reopened the gates at MMW for guests to enjoy for the first time in many years. Along with a talented and passionate team of staff, they work towards creating a farm and a business that is continually giving back to the guests who visit and show their support, the environment and the local community.