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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Yarra Ridge

    Since its inception in 1988, Yarra Ridge has become the most successful vineyard in the Yarra Val...

  • Summerfield Wines

    summerfield five star winery summerfield five star winery Summerfield Wines is now a 5 Red Star W...

  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

    Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the firs...

  • Buller Wines

    You can taste the passion of four generations of winemaking tradition in every glass of Buller wi...

  • Kooyong

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

  • 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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  • Zuf, You left me a little puzzled.  I think you need to come over to Victoria and we'll  drink some good wine and discuss this birthplace issue. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I want mine for Canadian Thanksgiving (this coming Monday).I'm ALL ... me ... me as they're coming to Victoria for Christmas.  I know...I'm SO high-maintenanc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2015


  • Welcome Eboben,I'm the Amarone fan!  I haven't had the GQ, ... I ... I can't get any here in Victoria BC.  He probably doesn't produce thousands of bottles per year?  I'm content with Bertani, Zenato, Tedeschi and even Masi.  I have a bunch from 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.  I havent't bought any for a few years.  Time to start enjoying some of ... Read More

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  • Best's Late Harvest Muscat 2005

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    Pours a golden yellow color....this has deepened considerably since I first bought this bottle! Initial aromas that are floral, quickly followed by smells of peach, apricots, pears, and subtle grape sweetness. Flavors follow suit nicely with robust sweetness that doesn't overpower the palate and is clean on the finish, yet overall this is crea... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • De Bortoli Db Family Selection Chardonnay 2013

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    Nectarine, pear and meyer lemon on the nose. Blades of grass on the palate deliver astringent yellow fruit flavors. Lemon drops galore. Marmalade and honeysuckle finish it up, fast and furious. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Preece Shiraz 2009

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    Wine review by Rohit Thomas


  • De Bortoli Estate Grown Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2014

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    Cooked peach, light lemon and green apple on the nose with a whiff of hazelnut. Smooth and almost silky in the mouth, with candied lemon peel and tart limeade up front and finishing with butterscotch. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • My wife doesn't drink wine at all, so it was five people, five bottles (at ... are becoming trickles.  Victoria's reservoir (a lake) is still doing well, but I sure hope we get some rain this fal Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown


  • Five bottles between six active, 'walking' people? With food? Hardly ... ... little PN...How hot does Victoria get in the summer these days, DV? Do you still drink only red all the way through i Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown


  • That's great that you organize these events and especially that they're ... ... if you ever do come to Victoria, I'd be happy to share a nice bottle of wine with you because we both like to meet people and enjoy wine.  No sarcasm.You have a day to Read More

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