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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  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

    The Hickinbotham Family have been involved in the art of wine making since 1936. They have been a...

  • Callipari Wines

    Callipari Wine & Food at Nichols Point is situated in the Murray Darling Region of Australia, whi...

  • Massoni

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

  • Koala Blue Wines

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

  • Summerfield Wines

    summerfield five star winery summerfield five star winery Summerfield Wines is now a 5 Red Star W...

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  • I agree Mark.  Actually, I'd have been happy with some of the Italian ... ... some 2007 Monte Bello in Victoria for $170 (CDN).  I'd like to scoop one for a special occasio Read More

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  • Welcome to the Forum Mswyngs,I live in Victoria, not too far from you really, and am a fan of Washington wine.  What are some of your favourites?  I went to Taste Washington last year and it was fantastic.  I love Kiona (the cab sav especially) and wish I could buy it up here!As far as owning a vineyard/winery...I think some of the guys here cou... Read More

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  • Hey thanks NG.  I'm going to search that out.  Victoria is a haven for environmentalists and I'd be surprised if I couldn't find a copy of that.  EDUCATION would be extremely effective and the best place for all levels of government in California to start the conservation effort.  I'm willing to bet though, that changing so many mentalities will... Read More

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  • Sam, believe it or not, we all are friends here.  ;-)I know that you can ... can ... and friend DV up in Victoria will agree to their quality.However, I suspect that you did not come here to learn about wines that you already know about in Mississippi.  I also suspect that you recognize that a good part of posting on on-line wine boards is to... Read More

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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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