New Tracks For Vineyard
In an adventurous collaboration between Passing Clouds and Daylesford Spa Country Railway, visitors can now arrive by train at the vineyard’s very own branded platform. Just six kilometres from the Daylesford Market, the project, which was co-funded by Regional Development Victoria’s Wine Growth Fund, connects one of the region’s favourite attractions to one of its best food and wine destinations.
In an Australian first, visitors can leave their cars behind and travel by train to Passing Clouds. An exclusive Train, Wine & Dine package is on offer every Sunday of the year. On arrival, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, before settling down to a four-course share-plate lunch accompanied by wines selected by head winemaker Cameron Leith.
“The new Passing Clouds platform will add a remarkable and unique experience for wine tourists,” Leith says. “It’s like no other winery in Australia.”
Driven by Cameron and Marion Leith, this project saw a new railway platform built on the border of the property, and included a complete rebuild of the cellar door to introduce a new space; the Dining Room.
The team at Passing Clouds believes that good wine should be shared with family and friends. The Dining Room offers an Italian-style lunch from Friday to Monday, which encapsulates the warmth of visiting a friend’s home for a meal. The concept grew from the team’s love of weekly communal lunches, excellent wine, and the desire to share the experience with patrons.
Train, Wine & Dine packages are $160 per person and include two adult train tickets, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival at the cellar door, a four-course set lunch, and a curated range of wines to enjoy. Be sure to make a booking, as spaces will fill up fast.