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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Mount Langi Ghiran Pty Ltd

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

  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

    Chambers Rosewood was established in 1858 and the current winemaker Stephen Chambers is the 6t...

  • Zilzie Wines Pty Ltd

    Life creates the moments, we create the wine. There’s a certain charm about spending time with fr...

  • White Box Vineyard And Winery

    Stuart Wines Company’s White Box vineyard is located at Cornella in the famed Heathcote wine regi...

  • Green Point

    Green Point was established by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon over 20 years ago in the Yarra ...

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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! We run The MN...


  • Innocent Bystander Moscato 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jay LL


  • I did the bike race downtown Victoria last weekend and afterward had late lunch of Salt Spring Island lamb burger and a Chilean Syrah.  It was perfect, except I'd have preferred a BC Syrah, but they don't serve those by the glass.  Elk make great burgers too.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


  • Check your maps. Atlanta to Miami is much further than Sonoma to SD or Victoria to Prince Rupert. Even with a light plane, refueling stop likely needed. And as a drive, I'd much rather do the other two than that dead stretch from southern Georgia through north central Florida... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Speakeasy Chef's Table Wine...


  • DV, that's half again as far as saying if you were in Sonoma visiting OT ... Greg in San Diego (or if in Victoria naturally pop right up to visit whomever in Prince Rupert). Read More

    Forum post in the topic Speakeasy Chef's Table Wine...


  • Welcome Howard,I'm from Victoria.  Jackson Triggs has some okay stuff, but there's far better BC wine, but I know you can't get most of it in Ontario.  It's likewise for us, we don't get any of your good wine as most of it is sold before it can get to stores there. EMark is correct about the cork thing.  I love tradition and I love uncorking a b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Deakin Estate Moscato 2013

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    Effervescent aromas of pale melon rind, honeydew, peach, ginger and honey. Off dry in the mouth and bordering on sweet - lovers of sweet tasting wine will enjoy this low alcohol (7%) selection with it's melon, honey and lemon flavors and fresh, easy drinking mouthfeel. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lefty,Yes, Victoria is on Vancouver Island (confusing I know, because you live in Vancouver Wa., and of course there's the bigger Vancouver by me, and Vancouver Island, where Victoria is.  Well, I'll PM you with my number.  You can't come here again and you not have some great BC wine with me!  I might even try a white with you :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic A new love for the whites


  • Lefty,You sound like me!  I'm sure that I will drink white wine ... ... the last time you were up in Victori Read More

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