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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Green Point

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

  • Massoni

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

  • Fish Tail Wines

    A fun place to taste a selection of Perths famous Swan Valley wines at our family owned and opera...

  • Jasper Hill Vineyard Pty Ltd

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

  • Callipari Wines

    Callipari Wine & Food at Nichols Point is situated in the Murray Darling Region of Australia, whi...

  • Paradise Enough Wines

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

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  • Zilzie Selection 23 Sauvignon Blanc NV

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    'Pale straw with a light green hue. On the nose it is slightly herbaceous with a touch of passionfruit and citrus, while on the palate there are tantalizing gooseberry and mint leaves on a bed of tropical fruits.' (D.O.T.D). Excellent as an aperitif or combine with seafood to experienced a delight match of flavours (2008 Vintage). Read More

    Wine review by MGore


  • Yarra Ridge Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by thetimi


  • Red Edge Shiraz Blend Heathcote Degree 2006

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    Heathcote specialist Peter Dredge has worked with Hoddle Creek Estate's Franco d'Anna, and with Ben Riggs at nearby Sanguine Esate. Planted in 1971 to ancient Cambrian soils, the unirrigated single parcel of mature vines at Red Edge yields a scant 1.0 to 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. A tiny tot of Riesling is added to this Shiraz and Mourverdre wi... Read More

    Wine review by The Mainlander


  • Ashwood Grove Petit Verdot Soft Press 2006

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    This wine was very fruit-forward with jammy plum and berry fruit flavors. Traces of vanilla were present on the palate as well. This wine was not very tannic and had a soft-textured medium body. Definitely New World in style. With the abundance of fruit flavors and the easy tannins, I could see this wine being a crowd-pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Ashwood Grove Chardonnay Soft Press 2006

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    I tried this wine at the same time I also tried the Ashwood Grove Chardonnay (the non-soft press version). This wine was served slightly chilled. This wine had a somewhat fuller body, approaching what I would call a medium body, as compared to light-bodied non-soft press chardonnay from Ashwood. Tropical and citrus fruit were the feature flav... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Ashwood Grove Chardonnay 2007

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    Served slightly chilled. This wine had a nice expression of various fruit flavors including some tropical fruit, apple, and citrus. There was a faint yeasty aroma and flavor present in this wine as well. Light body with off dry sweetness and tart acidity. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Paringa Estate Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula Peninsula 2006

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    As we say in Australia "a bloody good wine" - a style between 80's and Chablis... some butter from the light malolactic fermentation with enough minerality and elagance... lost happening here... the nose has got everything, lemons, peach, nectarines, dominated by pineapple... the palate, butter, peach jam, hints of fresh lime all in great balan... Read More

    Wine review by MarioRobles


  • Redbank Winery Red Blend Pyrenees Sally's Paddock 2001

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    Wine review by JuniorMonkey


  • Taltarni Merlot 2005

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    Wine review by JuniorMonkey


  • Taltarni Shiraz 2002

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    Wine review by JuniorMonkey


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