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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Zilzie Wines Pty Ltd

    Life creates the moments, we create the wine. There’s a certain charm about spending time with fr...

  • Rowan's Lane Winery

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

  • Coldstream Hills

    Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading ...

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

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

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  • Redbank Wines Pinot Gris King Valley Sunday Morning 2013

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    Sweet tart on the nose with layered aromas of pear, nori seaweed, citrus pith and rose petals. A bit on the subtle side, this has a very attractive texture, transparent, gossamer thin yet with some tensile strength and energy behind the mineral and apple core flavors. The acidity is nicely supportive and brings out a fine mineral note on the bac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • EMark,I'm envious.  That sounds like a great time.  I used to ... Too bad you're coming to Victoria in September, as there is a free concert in the harbour (the VSO is out on a barge with a bandshell facing the Legislative buildings).  It's a great evening of free music.  Oh, about the Bordeaux...the guy must be a Grinch.  The crappy thing is ... Read More

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  • A big thank-you to OT and Dava for being such generous hosts.  To Fox for ... photos.  Back in sunny Victoria and NOT going to drink wine tonight!&nbs Read More

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  • "Just like that, he's gone" So are all the guests and most ... Coast from as far north as Victoria BC and south to San Diego. It was a bonding experience for the Snoothers and the group had a great time together from what I can sense. It all started the night before when we met Mr  and Mrs LuchaVino for dinner at the Backyard in Forestville an... Read More

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  • Lucha, I think we'll be making those big ones sooner than later.  It ... hotter than ever here too in Victoria, but the ocean cools things down nicely in the evening. I envy you getting a chance to ride in Napa, but I've decided it'll be a healthy break for me!&nbs Read More

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  • Thank you again Greg!  I get tired of "equality" and ... they ... they have the marathon in Victoria and I see thousands of people walking around all day with "participant's" medals around their neck.  "I did the Marathon" (no you didn't, you went for a really long walk).  Greg's correct.  If these places can't produce wine that is great (not ... Read More

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  • OT, serves you right for being obsequious :)EMark, of course!  I guess ... guess ... You'll be in Victoria for about four hours.We'll have dinner and wine.  If you want, PM me the date and I'll try to find somewhere with good live music (jazz, unless you hate jazz), or we can just have dinner at my plac Read More

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  • He didn't bring back the doggie bag?   I completely missed that. ... ... EMarks are going to be in Victoria (very briefly) in September.  Do you think we could get togethe Read More

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  • My boss loves big California cabs, so I usually wait for him to open some at ... Nice, but for the price (in Victoria it's $89) I could think of other thing Read More

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  • If your medical/patient reports are half this good, you'll make a fine ... ... ... I can get one here in Victoria for $170...I'd expect it would be much less there.Great jo 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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