Touring with Cregan Creative
Did you know that there are over 40 wine producers that call the Macedon Ranges home? And a growing army of food artisans who are so passionate about their produce and animals and terroir, that they are bursting with enthusiasm to introduce their wares to you! And then we have the textile artisans - there is something for everyone in this region.
I am so excited to be able to offer a selection of wine, gin and food and textile experiences that can be tailored to fit in exactly with what you want - can be low key picnic and blankets or maybe a scrumptious winter feast in front of a raging fire! Include a workshop or 2 and you have happiness! Up here in the Ranges we are known as a cool climate wine region producing high quality smaller batch wines. Sparkling wines are our diamond, primarily from chardonnay and pinot noir vines but most of the local wineries will offer excellent shiraz & other red varieties from grapes grown in vineyards from the famed Heathcote region. Transport in many guises can be arranged, depending on your size.
Here are some sample local tours that may suit your purpose ... just call me if you'd like to book.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU - KYNETON
Let’s walk & picnic in the historical Kyneton Botanic Gardens with the beautiful Campaspe River leading the way.
Finish up with a drink/wine tasting at one of Kyneton’s bars. (Includes light picnic & wine tasting). Glasses of your favourite tipple will be available for purchase. $85 per person (3 hour duration)
PICNIC AMONGST THE RANGES
We’ll travel out to local winery & enjoy a picnic with wine tasting and receive flowers from a roadside flower stall on the return trip home.(Incudes all food & wine tasting). Glasses of your favourite tipple will be available for purchase. $110 per person (3 hour duration)
A RANGE OF TASTES OR TASTE OF THE RANGES
Something more substantial & travelling to 3 wineries/gin distillery around the Ranges - a great snapshot of this piece of paradise. (Includes all cheese & tastings with luncheon & local transport). Glasses of your favourite tipple will be available for purchase. $150 per person (5 hour duration)
WEAVING SOME MAGIC IN KYNETON
There are only a handful of Saori weaving studios in Australia and we are lucky enough to have one here in Kyneton Victoria. SAORI is a form of freestyle weaving originating from Japan, encouraging creativity and expression in a textile form.
Begin with a 2 hour workshop creating something very beautiful that you can take home. No experience is necessary - just an open mind. Then lunch from one of our fabulous eateries or picnic, and maybe a cheeky glass of something local...
Cost: $145 per person.
These workshops are highly sought after but I have been able to secure a few dates - Fridays only I'm afraid and if you are keen, I suggest you contact me.
The dates I have secured are:
29 January, 5 & 12 February 2021.