Passing Clouds Winery, Daylesford

4.4
#13 of 169 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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  • Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A small boutique family winery. Not many wines on offer and different to your usual blends! What we did have was delicious though  more »
  • Loved the market fresh food cooked to perfection. Friendly staff and tasty wines. The best desserts we have had in years! If you like a relaxed lunch over two hours this is the place for you.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great food wine and service. A must do for the area
  • Friendly and knowledgable staff, very accommodating to any dietary requirements, food and wine was delicious! Highly recommend booking!
  • We did a tasting and had a great time! Friendly staff and wonderful wine.
  • 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
  • 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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