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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  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

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

  • Green Point

    Green Point was established by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon over 20 years ago in the Yarra ...

  • Wild Duck Creek

    Residing to the north of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria, the region is at elevation...

  • 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...

  • Massoni

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

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  • MJet,I'm impressed.  TWO Washington rec's!  I think Chateau ... ... story.  I live in Victoria BC (not far from Seattle) and my wife is from Seattle so I'm down there a few times a year to visit in-laws.  They have a grocery store called QFC that must be under the Kroger umbrella, as they have a lot of Kroger brand stuff.  They have an excell... Read More

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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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