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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Kooyong

    The Kooyong vineyard and winery are located at Tuerong on the northern end of the Mornington Peni...

  • Callipari Wines

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

  • Jasper Hill Vineyard Pty Ltd

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

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Dominique Portet

    The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Dominique i...

  • Coldstream Hills

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

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