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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Dominique Portet

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

  • Summerfield Wines

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

  • Buller Wines

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

  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • Mount Langi Ghiran Pty Ltd

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

  • Seppelt & Sons

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

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  • Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 Yarra Valley Victoria Bottle 2007

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    Ages very well and a great value and soft on pallet Read More

    Wine review by mikejurban


  • Sam Plunkett the Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2013

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    Another winner from Naked Wines. Opens with a bit off blueberry, earth, and herb. With another couple of swirls in the glass, more earth, oak, jam, and hints of thyme. Soft, with medium acidity and tannins, a big mouthful and long finish with more blueberry/boysenberry jam and hints of chocolate fudge. Develops more with a little time, deeper mo... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fortified Duck 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Fuentesa


  • DM,I meant it's so irrelevant, it's Forum terrorism.JD, actually ... ... of Vancouver Island (where Victoria is) is below the Canada/US border (the 49th parallel). The Oregon Treaty set the U.S. and British North American border at the 49th parallel with the exception of Vancouver Island, which was retained in its entirety by the British. Vanc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2014 Reveal Day...


  • I was born and raised Mormon and never tasted alcohol until I was essentially ... Then my wife and I moved to Victoria BC (where I'm from) and I would have the odd bottle of Italian because a teammate (competitive cycling) was Italian and liked wine with dinner.  It wasn't really until I ended up living near Seattle (2005) that I started drink... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How did your wine interest...


  • Hey Zuf, I noticed you just reviewed the Township 7 cab!  I haven't seen it in Victoria.  I used to love the merlot, but the 2010 sucked.  Haven't tried the 2011. Did you get it at BC Liquor? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Gadgets or Gifts?


  • Rl Buller Fine Victoria Tokay NV

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    Interesting dessert wine from Australia. Ripe fig, anise, black licorice, a touch of smoke and a nice mouth coating texture. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Well this is weird. Greg, you must not have tried the Kiona ... don't ... don't you hop on up to Victoria Greg and well blow through my entire cella Read More

    Forum post in the topic Got Blaufrankisch?


  • Zuf,The book sounds like a great idea, but don't go to Japan to try ... to try Canadian wine.  Victoria is MUCH more convenient!  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Canadian wine shop in Tokyo


  • Paringa Shiraz 2013

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    Red fruit on the nose and palate with french oak influences and a dry tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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