Spring update #4: Brian Martin, Hunter-Gatherer Vintners, Macedon Ranges (Vic)

The Macedon Ranges just held their annual wine show recently – what were the key take-aways from what was on show?

Regional wine shows are a great opportunity to see the strengths of a region on display. In the Macedon Ranges the standouts are always the Sparkling category and Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This year the Chardonnays shone particularly brightly.  

What can visitors to the Macedon Ranges Bud Burst festival on Sat 17th and Sunday 18th November expect if they drop in to Hunter-Gatherer?

There is always a great atmosphere with live music and food and wine flowing freely. We have a local artist Sarah Wilkinson playing some tunes and our friend Etienne (a local French winemaker) will be cooking up a storm on his woodfired pizza oven – some of the tastiest pizza around. You can visit the website www.budburst.com to pre-book your tickets or buy a ticket on the day at any of the venues.

Now that Spring has arrived, what’s proving the most popular pour in the Hunter-Gatherer weekend cellar door?

Through winter our Sangiovese has been the big hit but now the weather is starting to warm up our Rosé and our Sparkling Cuvée are getting some serious attention from our cellar door punters.


Karen Foster