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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Green Point

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

  • White Box Vineyard And Winery

    Stuart Wines Company’s White Box vineyard is located at Cornella in the famed Heathcote wine regi...

  • Massoni

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

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Rowan's Lane Winery

    Situated on the outskirts of Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Rowans Lane Wines is...

  • Jasper Hill Vineyard Pty Ltd

    Our Vineyards Emily's Paddock: three hectares of Shiraz including around five percent Cabernet F...

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  • I'll add my welcome.  Auburn eh?  I know it well.  My old ... the in-laws (we're in Victoria BC) periodically.   The QFC in the Claw has a really nice wine cellar room.  My other favourite spot to scour the endless shelves is Tacoma Boys in Puyallup.  I've found some gems there.Montepulciano...nice.  I like Italian wine too, but Washington is ... Read More

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  • Mount Mary Pinot Noir 2013

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    Grown at about 250' in a warmer year. Lovely dried cherry notes with bright acid, a pretty wine. Tasted at IPNC 2016 Master Class, Australia: Pinot noir in the Antipodes. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Vic 2015

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    Grown at 1200' and aged in 50% new oak puncheons. From a "perfect" vintage. You but elegant. Would like to see what this is like in 5 years. Tasted at 2016 IPNC Master Class, Australia: Pinot noir in the Antipodes. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2014

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    A lively young wine from a cool vintage. Grown at about 400', south facing. Strawberry on the nose. No new oak, a little whole cluster. Tasted at IPNC 2016 Master Class, Australia: Pinot Noir in the Antipodes. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Mac Forbes Wines Yarra Junction 2014

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  • Coombe Farm Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2011

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    Really like the velvety, buttery feel on the palate Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • De Bortoli Estate Grown Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2014

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    well flavored, clean grape flavors and some oak to give more depth and flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Hey thanks guys.  I'm just not the type to come on here and talk about ... on Monday for us....Queen Victoria's birthday!) when I'm in Seattle visiting the in-law Read More

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  • Sam Plunkett "Whitegate Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Outstanding. Inky purple in the glass w/small separation ring. A chalky minerality, blackberries and an uplifting boost of spice and pepper boost the back end. Chocolate notes fill in the blanks. Mild tannins w/well balanced lead to a juicy but relatively short aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Hahaha, Al I don't think I'll make it to Oregon in March.  ... Why not pop up to Victoria?  Free accommodations!How come the Octagon didn't make that list 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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