Graeme Leith and son Cameron undertook a monumental change when they moved the entire operation that started way back in 1974 in Bendigo to its new location at Musk, near Daylesford. The vines at Bendigo had been disabled by ongoing drought and all manner of pestilence, and it was no longer feasible to continue the business there. However, they still have a foot in Bendigo courtesy of their friends, the Adams at Rheola. Graeme has now left the winemaking in the hands of Cameron, instead using his formidable skills as a writer. Cameron and wife Marion have made a coup with the establishment of a new train stop (and dedicated platform) at the Passing Clouds cellar door and winery at Musk. The venture is the result of a collaboration between Passing Clouds, Spa Country Railway and the Victorian Regional Development Wine Growth Fund. The development has led to the incorporation of a restaurant (open Mon-Fri) and structured tastings built around the food. Exports to all major markets.
Established at Kingower in the Bendigo region in 1974, Passing Clouds cellar door and winery are now situated at Musk in the Macedon Ranges. Now, a 2nd generation family run winery, producing handcrafted wines since. We produce stellar sparkling, whites and reds. We still continue to make our classic and iconic Bendigo reds. As well, we produce intensely cool climate wine from our single estate vineyard called The Fools On The Hill. At 770m ASL north\ south facing, it was planted in 1998 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Musk, located just outside of Daylesford.