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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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Pfeiffer Wines Pinot Noir 2007

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    The tags show Pfeiffer being an Australian winery. It is not. we live a few miles from the Pfeiffer winery in Oregon and visit there regularly. The tags should read US > Oregon > Willamette Valley. Read More

    Wine review by howardbandy


  • The best strategy is to go to a place a couple times a month and sit at the ... the bar.  I do this in Victoria (my wife and I go out to eat on Friday nights), and it doesn't take a bartender long to recognize repeat customers.  Asking for a taste of a wine is perfectly acceptable even if you're a first time patron.  The nice thing I have now ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Kathy,I'll give you my Reader's Digest version.  After being ... Moved back to Victoria and only occasionally would have mostly Italian wine and eventually fell in love with Amarone.  Forward to about ten years ago and BC wine really improved and with the goading of a friend, realized there were some great wines here.  My palate has evolved and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Welcome Kathy from a fellow Canadian.I too love merlot.  BC makes some ... find much Ontario wine in Victoria.How long have you been interested in wine enough to talk about i Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Fox,Mike Hendry is in Victoria this weekend and I was trying to get my old racing buddy (Mike's cousin) to bring him to my place and I'd open any big wines they wanted.  Unfortunately it's looking like mostly family time and visiting.  Hopefully he brought some Hendry with him to leave!  If I do see him, I'll tell him you said Hi. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Up to Spring Mountain, thanks...


  • Al, you can't come to Washington and NOT take the Clipper over to Victoria for a couple of days!  You'll then be tasting more good wine.Heather, let me check into a few for you. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Paleo Princess that loves wine


  • St Ignatius Estate Contemplation Malbec 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Enrique Diaz


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • 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


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