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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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Dominique Portet

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

  • Seppelt & Sons

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

  • Koala Blue Wines

    Koala Blue, founded in 1983 by Olivia Newton-John and Pat Farrar, captures the unique flavours an...

  • Tahbilk Pty Ltd

    Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in ...

  • Massoni

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

  • De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd

    De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giusepp...

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  • R.L. Buller Premium Fine Muscat NV


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • Rutherglen Muscat NV


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  • I'm not sure how much Australian sparkling wine gets sold in the USA. ... ... from multiple states, namely Victoria (65%), South Australia (24%) and Tasmania (11%). Produced using methode traditionnelle, i.e. fermented in bottle to achieve dissolved carbon dioxide for the bubbles. It is composed of Chardonnay (53%), Pinot Noir (44%) and Pinot ... Read More

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  • Zufrieden - interesting you single out the Hunter Valley for Marsanne. I know ... ... which is from Central Victoria. There are also good examples from South Australia. The same is true for Roussane. I think Tahbilk also makes a pretty good Roussanne to Read More

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  • Shinas Estate the Executioner 2007


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    Wine review by Kantharuban

  • Welcome to Snooth Victoria!You're getting started at a very early age, as I did, so I'm sure you're brining a very pen mind to the table. I can't wait to hear about your likes and dislikes as you get to know your palate.  Read More

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  • Victoria, shiraz, not Syrah? =) Welcome to the Snooth board! Does Saskatoon pie go better with wine or a shot of espresso.. hmm..  Read More

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  • Welcome Victoria, feel free to dive right in to the discussions. Cheers, Read More

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Victoria.  Please tell us about your current wine favorites. Read More

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  • No need to go far afield from California (or those well-known European regions ... reds from South Australia, Victoria State and New South Wales.  The layers there will inform your hedonistic senses while showing you what can happen to European vine immigrants when faced with the things immigrants will face. I would plug our wines in British C... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!

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