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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Seppelt & Sons

    During 150 years of wine making, Seppelt Wines has built a reputation of innovation and dedicati...

  • Dominique Portet

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

  • Mount Langi Ghiran Pty Ltd

    Originally established in the 1870's Mount Langi Ghirans reputation is built on vision, qualit...

  • Rowan's Lane Winery

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

  • Massoni

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

  • Yarra Ridge

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

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  • This was a great New Zealand wine I had recently.  My wine buddy (Chester) ... Commonwealth Games were in Victoria in 1994, I was in the athlete's village and the Aussies were the troublemakers!  Matt White (who went on to race for Lance at US Postal) drove a security scooter off a makeshift jump through a prop (set aflame) that was used for th... Read More

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  • Big Al,I have a PC..nothing Apple.  I live in Victoria, the southernmost point on Vancouver Island.  You've been darn near everywhere!  When are you coming back here?  I have wine for you!  You described exactly the problem I had pasting a link.  No big deal, I still live just fine. :) Read More

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  • I did a bit of research and there's no limit on checked-wine.  We also ... ... called West Jet.  Victoria to Kelowna return is $293, one hour flight.  Now I just need to get wineries to get involved!  The wineries typically have nominal tasting fees, like $3, maybe $5 for five wines and it's waived if you buy a bottle.  My only gripe was there... Read More

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  • Thanks OT, sorry I'm always a bit lacking in the details you guys probably ... ... Island got one case (in Victoria) and a friend went immediately to buy what is left, hopefully at least eight!  Believe it or not, it gets very hot where the wineries are and they make great stuff.  I'd love to get down there, I'll see how things go for work an... Read More

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  • Hi All,Last night I went to an event called "Uncork Your Palate" in Victoria.  It was a fundraiser for the Victoria Conservatory of Music (a music school, like a mini Juilliard), so was a good cause.  There was continuous music and very good food (like the one in Seattle) where many of Victoria's best restaurants served very fresh seafood appeti... Read More

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  • DM-I was at a restaurant downtown that I go to most Friday nights called North ... ... 48 (in reference to Victoria's latitude).  Good stuff.  The carmenere is Spanish, but I'll have to find out what.  It was the second cheapest on the list.  They have the nitrogen system with about twelve bottles.  I try to adhere to my self-imposed austerity... Read More

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  • Welcome Tradewater! Are you trading water for wine? Ol' Benjy coined an ... ... kayak from Seattle to Victoria. Young and stupid and we had a number of close calls, but I can certainly still remember it well. That was before I was drinking much wine, and before B.C. (and even WA) was making much, too. Basically was swilling fruit juices all t... Read More

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  • Vancouver is a great city with lots to offer.  I'm just across the water in Victoria.  It'd be a pleasure to give you some suggestions if you make it back up here.  I'd actually love to share some good BC wine with anyone who makes it up here.  My wife does paddling and dragon boat races and will be in San Francisco in September (she went to Haw... Read More

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  • Darrin, I've never visited Salt Spring, but (it's a music link, too!) ... ... I stayed at a B&B in Victoria called the Carriage House, and it was run by a really interesting man named Dan Pedrick.  I had forgotten his name until just now when I looked up the website--isn't that wonderful?  If you know Dan, skip ahead, but for the rest of you, ... Read More

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  • OT, isn't Cuddly Snark a Scotch?  Don't worry Richard, I'm ... either couldn't find in Victoria anymore or hadn't seen at all!  I grabbed four (two syrah, and two merlot).  I was ecstatic!  I'll be opening a couple over the Easter weekend.  What's better is that I still had $125 in my pocket from returning the scrap copper yesterday, so I only... Read More

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