Passing Clouds Winery, Daylesford

4.4
#14 of 170 in Wineries in Victoria
Passing Clouds was originally established in the Bendigo region where Graeme Leith & Sue McKinnon planted their first Shiraz and Cabernet vines at the Kingower estate in 1974. Since then Passing Clouds has built a stellar reputation for its distinctive reds. The grapes are traditionally vinified to make elegant wines which are expressive of their site.

Now places at Musk,in the Macedon Ranges, Passing Clouds is renowned for producing world-class cool climate wines. It is the coldest region for growing grapes on the Australian mainland. Passing Clouds focuses on the varieties that excel in a cool climate - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At 771m ASL, the Fools on the Hill estate vineyard provides an extraordinarily slow ripening climate for producing intense, delicate and yet complex wine.
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  • October 11, 2017
    It's well worth travelling a little off the beaten track to visit this lovely boutique winery. Its welcoming and offers friendly human and canine service with their lovely placid pooch greeting you at...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    A number of years ago we visited the Passing Clouds winery at Kingower. This was a first visit since the move to Musk. We were delighted with the time we spent there. We purchased half a dozen wines a...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    My family took me here for a surprise lunch on Fathers' Day and it was simply wonderful. Every dish was lovely and the Beef Cap roasted over hot coals was quite delicious. We had a lovely bottle of th...  more »
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  • July 23, 2017
    Great food wine and service. A must do for the area
  • April 27, 2017
    Friendly and knowledgable staff, very accommodating to any dietary requirements, food and wine was delicious! Highly recommend booking!
  • February 18, 2017
    We did a tasting and had a great time! Friendly staff and wonderful wine.
  • October 22, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful lunch, couldn't fault a thing, actually the best food I've had since moving to the area 2 years ago. Everything was cooked with so much love and flavour, staff were great & the wine lovely. Geat day out, a must visit
  • October 24, 2016
    We made our second visit to Passing Clouds this past weekend. Lovely wine and amazing staff. Hugh in particular is simply a super awesome dude, he makes you feel like part of the Passing Clouds family from the moment you walk in the cellar door. My partner doesn't drink wine and even HE loves going there just because the atmosphere is so wonderful (and Hugh made it perfect by serving him an ice cold beer). Can't recommend this place enough, and please don't leave without a bottle or two of their Pinot Noir. Can't wait to visit again.

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