|Climate||Ballarat, the once rich gold city is central
to an exciting food and wine region. Its spectacular buildings and
streetscapes set the scene for an enriching regional experience.
The Ballarat Wine Region is a compact area extending from Buninyong in the south to Clunes in the North and from Blampied in the East to Coghills Creek in the West.
As Doug May from Captain's Creek Organic Wines says , "The experience is really personal, you meet the people who are passionate about what they do - the winemaker, the vigneron, the owner and cellar door manager - and more likely than not, they're all the one person."
The region is fast growing a reputation for producing elegant cool-climate wines and fresh produce. The mist-shrouded vineyards are famous for subtle Pinot Noir and restrained Chardonnay. Low temperatures and yields from the small hands-0n wineries are giving Ballarat wines a boutique reputation.