Macedon Ranges Budburst Wine Festival returns for 2022.
Discover the cool wines and warm the warm hospitality of the Macedon Ranges in Victoria at the annual spring wine festival, Budburst. This will be the first time the festival has been held since 2019 and there is much anticipation for its return! Scheduled for 18 to 20 November, Budburst is a once-a-year opportunity to go behind the vines and meet the family owned and small batch makers that shape mainland Australia’s coolest wine region.
During the events, 25 Macedon Ranges winemakers will open their wineries and cellar doors for wine tastings along with curated food menus championing local produce, art shows, sculptor walks and live music.
For the first time, Budburst will be celebrated over three days with the inaugural Budburst Blooms starting at 5:30pm on Friday evening. Visitors can celebrate the festival opening as Budburst Blooms brings pop-up cellar doors from wineries off the beaten path to three hubs across the region.
Budburst Blooms will offer wine lovers the chance to speak directly with some of Macedon Ranges’ more artisanal winemakers while sipping on local top drops and grazing on a selection of small bites. The three Budburst Blooms hubs are:
Budburst festival-goers can choose to travel independently around Macedon Ranges’ winding country roads and picturesque mountain ranges or aboard a Budburst Hoppa bus and visit up to five wineries on two dedicated hop-on/hop-off routes.
New for Budburst 2022 is the Daylesford to Kyneton Drive. This Hoppa bus route shuttles wine lovers between Cliffy’s Emporium in Daylesford and The Kyneton Hotel in Kyneton, visiting event hubs in Trentham and Kyneton as well as Hunter Gatherer Winery. The other Hoppa route is the Lancefield Loop – a Budburst cornerstone that departs Woodend Train Station before weaving its way around wineries in Romsey, Hesket, Newham and Lancefield.
Across the weekend, two festival hubs will be set up at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham and The Kyneton Hotel in Kyneton featuring a line-up of wineries who don’t have physical cellar doors. Explore nearby villages as they too come alive with vibrant activities featuring the region’s finest food, wines and warm local hospitality.
Budburst festival tickets start from $30 (Budburst Blooms only) with packages for across the weekend:
- Budburst Sampler: $59 (1 day festival ticket, plus complimentary access to Budburst Blooms)
- Budburst Weekend Wanderer: $95 (2 day festival ticket, plus complimentary access to Budburst Blooms)
Each ticket includes a tasting glass to keep, festival passport and $20 voucher to be spent at participating cellar doors and a Budburst food and wine deal that can be redeemed at participating venues throughout the region. A Hoppa bus ticket is $50 per person per day and is only available to purchase online prior to the festival.
For more information and to book tickets, visit budburst.com.