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Macedon Ranges

Winegrowing area (GI) north of Melbourne in the Australian State of Victoria, which belongs to the zone Port Philip. The main towns are Lancefield and Sunbury. Viticulture is operated here since 1968. The climate of strong winds is one of the coolest in Australia. The soils are of volcanic origin, but very different. The vineyards cover 150 hectares of vines, which are the red varieties Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the white varieties Chardonnay and Riesling. It also produces sparkling wines. Well-known producers include Bindi, Cleveland, Cobaw Ridge, Cope-Williams, Craiglee Vineyards, Hanging Rock, Knights Granite Hills, Portree and Virgin Hills.

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