Victoria Wine

Victoria is a wine growing state in the South East part of Australia. Because of its diverse terroirs and micro-climates, many different styles of wine can be attributed to its regions, from sparkling to dry reds and whites to dessert wines known as “stickies.” The state capital Melbourne is the epicenter, with bustling restaurants and wine bars dedicated to local bottlings.

This state was among the first to be planted with vinifera vines in the mid 19th century, particularly around the cool-climate Yarra Valley. However, it was not as lucky as other parts of the country to escape the deadly Phylloxera louse outbreak some thirty years later, and the industry suffered until the hybrid grafting solution was discovered in the early 20th century.

Victoria has six regions which in turn have many subregions:

    * Central Victoria, which has the Bendigo, Goulburn Valley, Heathecote, Strathbogie Ranges and Upper Goulburn, with many climates warm and cool. Thus it ranges from Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Victoria View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Massoni

    Founded by Leon Massoni in 1984. Leon’s passion for fine wine was influenced by his family’s invo...

  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

    Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the firs...

  • Buller Wines

    You can taste the passion of four generations of winemaking tradition in every glass of Buller wi...

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

    Chambers Rosewood was established in 1858 and the current winemaker Stephen Chambers is the 6t...

  • Gentle Annie Wines

    Melbourne businessman Tony Cotter is the Managing Director of Gentle Annie Wines and Managing Par...

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

    The Hickinbotham Family have been involved in the art of wine making since 1936. They have been a...

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  • The weather was great for us all week, we loved Victoria, and glad we got to see you DV. Ryan was all smiles as we headed back to the ship, so he enjoyed as well.Thought the Meyer was one of the better new world Pinot's, in the top 1/4th of those $20+, and this goes for only $25 according to DV. So if I was a new world PN fan I'd definitely have... Read More

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  • I had a visit with JonDerry today.  He and his Missus (and son) were in Victoria for a day stop on their way back to the USA from a cruise to Alaska.  It was great to be able to share a glass of wine on the veranda of the Empress Hotel.  Cruel it was so short! Read More

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  • Alan - write to ... which are identified with Victoria and even more, Churchill.The one thing we know is that they weren't picky about pairing - that's more of a modern thing and probably even more of an American thing. Back in the day, people drank what they had, or if they were lucky, what they liked Read More

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  • Riesling, sherry, and claret, most likely. Those are what Queen Victoria liked.And according to some, that was the golden age of wine. Gladstone reduced tarriffs on wine in the mid 1800s, hoping to turn Brits into wine lovers and not beer lovers or even worse, gin fanatics. In the late 1800s gin was like crack in the 1980s and 90s. Eventually, t... Read More

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  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf ... brother lives in Jan Juc in Victoria which is next to Bells where we host a leg of the World tour have watched  plenty of great waves and surf rides down thereThe girls had there Hens Party in the Barossa couple weeks earlier which is where the Bride to be comes... Read More

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  • I have 30/27/21 year old children and I also gave 30+ under 30's in my team ... some markets particularly Victoria seem to prefer commercial beer in cans eg Victoria Bitter [VB as the local know it] VB is the Aussie equivalent to B Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... ... is from Yarra Valley in Victoria and is the 5 grape Bordeaux Blend - this was the wine of the flight and despite its youth was beautiful to drink.  The MM's age exceptionally well and good vintages comfortably get to 20-30 years.  Retail AUD140The Rockford ... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... Valley - NE of Melbourne VictoriaGeelong - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]Barrett... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... Valley - NE of Melbourne VictoriaGeelong - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]Barrett... Read More

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  • Welcome Bill.  I'm in Victoria.  My wife is from your area and we go down to visit her family often.  I'm a huge fan of Washington wine.  I've had some great wines from Chandler Reach.  The Syrah in particular is great.  I also love Kiona and Alexandra Nicole.Have you come up across the border to BC's wine country?  Read More

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  • The Warrenmang winery is producing some fantastic wines - Luigi is the founder, vintner, and chef at the winery. If you have a chance to stop there, plan on a meal and spending the night - enjoying the wines while overlooking the vineyards - it is magic!

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