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

  • 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

  • Rowan's Lane Winery

    Situated on the outskirts of Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Rowans Lane Wines is...

  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

    Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the firs...

  • Kooyong

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

  • De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Yering Station

    Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station, is located in the 'heart' of the Yarra Valley only one...

  • Fish Tail Wines

    A fun place to taste a selection of Perths famous Swan Valley wines at our family owned and opera...

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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

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  • Scotchman's Hill Late Harvest Riesling 2012

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    RRP$18.50 (375ml). This dessert wine is a pleasing, simple wine with aromas of mango and candied pineapple. Lush flavours of nectarine, ripe mango, sweet spice with twist of lemon. Overall, nicely balanced, good acidity. 120g/l residual sugar. Nice with some aged cheddar. Drink now. Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    RRP$30. Fruit for this wine was sourced from Bannockburn, situated further inland away from the cold Antarctic winds. Matured in new 4 year olf Nevers French oak barriques for 16 months. A lovely dense fragrance of blackcurrants, red berries, sweet baking spice and cedar. A full-bodied wine, high acidity with maturing supple tannins. 14.5% alc.... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Shiraz 2011

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    RRP$30. Matured in new 4 year old French barriques for 15 months. Youthful nose of black cherry, blood plums, dark berries and licorice. A full-bodied cool climate shiraz, high acidity, savoury oak tannins. Earthy flavours of dark berries, plum, anise persisting on a sweet spiced finish. 13.5% alc. An easy-drinking, balanced wine. Drink now 2018. Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Pinot Noir 2011

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    RRP$30. Fruit was sourced from multiple vineyards across the peninsula. Fruit was cold soaked for 5 days, small batch ferment for 7 days at 28ºC, pressed into barrel to complete malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in new 4 year old French barriques. Med+ ruby crimson colour. Youthful aromas of red plums and violets nicely layered aga... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Chardonnay 2012

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    RRP$27. Barrel fermented in a mix of new 3 year old French oak, left on lees for 12 months, stirring once a month. Pale golden yellow colour. A ripe, fruit nose of peach and melon with creamy cashew undertones. A slight oak spice. Ripe fruity flavours of peach, ripe melon, lemon and orange flesh, balanced by racy acidity which allows the fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    RRP$20. Fruit is pressed into stainless steel tank, cold fermented for 14 days, aged on lees for 2 months. This is an elegant wine with guava, green lemon and passionfruit aromas. The fresh acidity features strongly, ripe citrus, lime, almost tropical fruit-like. Clean finish. A nice representative Sauvignon Blanc, sufficiently different from NZ... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Scotchman's Hill Riesling 2012

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    RRP$25. Only ~1000 btls produced. From older vines planted in 1982, cold fermented for 14 days, aged on lees for 3 months. A pale straw yellow colour. Intense youthful fragrance of lime florals, white grapefruit and lemon spritz. Full-bodied wine with racy acidity, palate dominated with ripe citrus flavours. Very nice texture, attributable to le... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • St Huberts Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley Reserve 2001

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    Wine review by jmc7777


  • Riverstone Sémillon 2002

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    Wine review by GiraffeLegs


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