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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Matthew Lang

    Hi  l have found this bottle unopened not sure about quality of wine but if you were interested...

  • Yering Station

    Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station, is located in the 'heart' of the Yarra Valley only one...

  • Paradise Enough Wines

    Paradise Enough Wines was established by John Bell and Sue Armstrong in 1987. The first vineyard ...

  • Green Point

    Green Point was established by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon over 20 years ago in the Yarra ...

  • Yarra Ridge

    Since its inception in 1988, Yarra Ridge has become the most successful vineyard in the Yarra Val...

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  • I had a look.I can't imagine paying someone to look after my wine, but I ... a wood fired pizza place in Victoria and they have about seven Italian reds, and they go nicely with the pizza and aren't expensive.Let us know how Jon & Vinny's is if you g Read More

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  • Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier Victoria 2014

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    This smoother and mellower than most and easy drinking because of it. Good starter for those new to shiraz. Plum is dominant with blueberry notes, lighter peppery notes but with medium bodied tannins and good acidity - this is a no brainer for the cost. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Hunter gets the direct impact of monsoonal stuffSouth Australia - ... but not ... but not as much rain damageVictoria's region have been similar to SA but have not heard much from Yarra or Morningt Read More

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  • Coldstream Hills Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2015

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    some herbs on nose; sweet, yet with hints of herbs and oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Stonier Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2014

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    honey nectar nose; sweet and savoury at the same time Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Al, see if you can take the Clipper (from downtown Seattle) over to Victoria for a visit!  Read More

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  • OTHER GOOD AUSSIE CHARDONNAY that I had in London, ... pricey than Xanadu)  Victoria  Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... is Cabernet and CHardonnayVictoria has many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - these make excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  with some example of cool climate Cabs and shirazesadd in Great Western for spicy shiraz, rutherg... Read More

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  • The top producers are very goodMargaret River  - bottom South West Corner ... Corner ...  - Northern VictoriaGiaconda - generally regarded as our no1, and is certainly excellentMornington [Southeast of Melbounre and Yarra Valley [Northeast of Melbourne]\Lots of producers have vineyards in both locations the ones above are excellent, throw inM... Read More

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  • Tahbilk Shiraz Nagambie Lakes 1860 Vines 1997

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    feel that this one aged better than its fellow '96 vintage.similarly well mellowed, with rich plums and a bit of soy, but it felt more sophisticated.also the sediments were finer and less. while best to finish it soon, i feel it can still stretch for 2-3 years. still really enjoyable now :) Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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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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