Restored Train Caboose On A Vineyard

Snug up in our beautifully converted train carriage overlooking our vineyard and the undulating ‘Belltoper’ forest beyond.

Originally a 1950’s Melbourne ‘red rattler’ guardsman’s carriage, our self-contained renovated caboose sleeps up to two people and is the perfect place to get your nature hit whilst staying on a regenerative vineyard and working winery. Or come solo and spend time curled up with a book, doing some writing or exploring the Macedon Ranges.

We will welcome you with a couple of glasses of wine from our cellar door so you can cozy up and enjoy all that the picturesque Macedon Ranges has to offer. And you’re welcome to come and experience a tasting when the cellar is open. If you’d like a picnic box for your arrival from our partner Daylesford Picnic boxes just let us know.

The caboose has a fully equipped little kitchenette, ensuite bathroom with a shower, and a super comfy queen bed with SA minijumbuk wool doonas and beautiful linen sheets. The small deck outside has recently been covered so you can enjoy a glass of vino without the sun on you overlooking the vineyard, or curl up under a blanket staring at the wide open night sky in front of the caboose. Bring your slippers, as the mornings up in the Macedon Ranges can be chilly even in summer.

If we are in vintage, you’re welcome to come and see the winemaking process or what we are up to in the vineyard. We just ask folks to not going into the vines without our permission due to disease risk to the vines. But you’re otherwise welcome to meander the property (20 acres all up) or we can give you some tips to do things locally. And just a reminder that we are a working winery so there is machinery, sheds and barrels etc about that are out of bounds.

We are a 5 minute drive from the quaint village of Malmsbury (where there’s a bakery, a general store and a few lovely little shops), and only 15 minutes from Kyneton. Or head to Daylesford or Trentham in the other direction.

Zig Zag Rd Winery Caboose interior