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

  • 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...

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...

  • 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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Victoria on Snooth

  • Burgundy is also a color.  I think I had it in my Crayola set when I was ... it as one of the colors in a Victoria's Secret catalog one time, but I know it's been a color.  Maybe that's what they mean.  Which makes "White Burgundy" a contradiction in terms. Gamay is grown in Beaujolais, which is technically part of Burgundy.  Whatever. Burgund... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)


  • Fox,Your electric tank may not be very old, but it's not worth much.  ... ... some of these, but in Victoria we've not really required air-conditioning in summer.  It's nice to have though.  Is your neighbour truly a d-bag?  Could you give a peace offering now and try to mitigate future tension?&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Finally able to exhale (Some...


  • OT,Can you guys use some deer down there?  Victoria is overrun with them.  RIGHT in TOWN.  I live right in the center of the city and they're all over the place.  It's actually becoming a problem because they aren't afraid of traffic or people.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Need advice for sparkling...


  • Vino, your crawlspace is actually a great spot, but in winter you would have to ... ... and it seldom freezes in Victoria (my crawlspace temp is 55-62 year round.  Access is problematic as the hatch is two layers of plywood and tiled, weighs about 50lbs, unhinged.  The good thing is that it keeps me from wanting to go down there and pilfer bott... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lets see your AWESOME wine...


  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70492.Brown Brothers was founded in 1889 by a John Francis Brown,is still in the same family,but is now one of Australia's major wine producers making a vast range of wines. My bottle is a 50/50 blend of orange muscat and flora,a blend unique to Brown Brothe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Blues,Welcome to the forum!  If you go back to the main forum page, ... ... ... Enumclaw, but we live in Victoria BC.  I love Washington wines and always bring several back when we go down to visit.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thursday Wine Discussions


  • Here's a couple of wines I drank while down in Seattle.  The ... day ... day before I came back to Victoria (to get one to bring back) and low and behold, somebody scooped the remaining three bottles.  I'm going to start telling people that all the wine I drink is crappy!&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?


  • Brown Brothers Tarrango 2012

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    (Past tasting 10 Feb 2013) Enticing pinkish red colour! Light and fruity, Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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


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