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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • Tahbilk Pty Ltd

    Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in ...

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

    Our winery in the Yarra Valley is home to Giant Steps Vignerons and Innocent Bystander winemakers...

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • Summerfield Wines

    summerfield five star winery summerfield five star winery Summerfield Wines is now a 5 Red Star W...

  • Seppelt & Sons

    During 150 years of wine making, Seppelt Wines has built a reputation of innovation and dedicati...

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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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  • Are You Game Shiraz 2013

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    The wine is an inky indigo at the center with bright ruby along the edges. The nose is a pleasant combination of green grass, earth and sweet blackberry. The taste is a sweet jammy rush of fruit up front, with flavors of blackberry and black currant that transition gradually to a brief moment of black pepper spice midpalate. The finish is smo... Read More

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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

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  • 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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  • 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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