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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • Kooyong

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

  • Paradise Enough Wines

    Paradise Enough Wines was established by John Bell and Sue Armstrong in 1987. The first vineyard ...

  • Coldstream Hills

    Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading ...

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Dominique Portet

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

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  • Simmer down Brian.  Do me a favour and give Sam your list, better yet, ... decent California stuff in Victoria, but none of the small vineyards around you Brian and as I said, that goes for Seattle.  Shipping is an option, but I'm talking about going into a shop and finding that stuff you promote actually there.&nbs Read More

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  • Welcome Sam,I'm in Victoria BC (Canada).  The stuff that the California people are so fond of isn't available most places elsewhere.  We aren't talking about big wineries.  It's also pretty pricey.The people you typically cater to will be looking for good and not expensive.  I wouldn't be telling you anything you don't already know if I say look... Read More

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  • Welcome Donna,That was a nice thought to return the bottle, but not a surprise ... ... Public Library system in Victoria has had the local newspaper (dating back to 1858) on microfilm.  I remember delving into it in high school for a project.  Recently it's all been digitized and put online.  I've spent hours looking at real-estate that truly ... Read More

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  • Welcome Sanray,I see you're in Renton!  Although I live in Victoria, I know Seattle well!  There are plenty of great wines there for you to explore! Read More

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  • Actually O2, the Church and State winery in Victoria has a restaurant inside.  It's got killer pizza.http://churchandstatewines.com/brentwood-bay/  Read More

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  • Charlotte Victoria - you make some assumptions that may not be true in any way. You seem to use "wine tourism" and "visiting a vineyard" to mean the same thing but they don't.Visiting a vineyard may or may not be part of "wine tourism" but most people who are tourists have no interest at all in visiting vineyards. If they do, they will look at r... Read More

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  • O2, Although I think the gloating is cruel, people always have the choice ... go to Vancouver, followed by Victoria.  We have a Church and State vineyard and winery here (for whites and pinot noir).   Fox, is something missing there?   Read More

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  • OT, Victoria is about 28' west of Forestville longitudinally.  :)  I try not to post photos and gloat like Victorians love to do as the rest of the country (except Vancouver) is not enjoying our Spring.  We're still behind you in mean temperature.  I think the actual air temperature is about 62, but with the sun on you (not a cloud here either) ... Read More

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  • Rub it in? Moi? BTW, when did Victoria move east? Read More

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  • A Oak A,I would have made the same assumption.  Looking forward to your ... when all along they were the Victoria's Secret catalogue Read More

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