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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Paradise Enough Wines

    Paradise Enough Wines was established by John Bell and Sue Armstrong in 1987. The first vineyard ...

  • Seppelt & Sons

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

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Koala Blue Wines

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

  • Gentle Annie Wines

    Melbourne businessman Tony Cotter is the Managing Director of Gentle Annie Wines and Managing Par...

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

    Our winery in the Yarra Valley is home to Giant Steps Vignerons and Innocent Bystander winemakers...

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  • Me of anyone should be all over this like a fat kid on a Twinkie.  Bike ... had a weekend of racing in Victoria and my old racing buddy now manages a team who came to the races here.  He was born in Italy, so of course we were watching the last Giro stages and drinking Barolo.  As well as getting up early to take care of six riders.  I still h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine and the Giro d'Italia


  • Seagulls and fine-dining are a serious faux-pas.That octopus eating the seagull was here in Victoria.  Is more than one octopus 'octopi', or octopuses? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seagulls, what do you think?


  • Haha...OF COURSE DM!  But little of it is suitable for print here!  The seagulls in Victoria can damn near fly away with me...I avoid them.  Now crows (any Corvines for that matter) I actually like and respect.  Are you quite sure you couldn't make it for the Syrah event at OT's?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  •  The seagulls in Victoria are plentiful and well fed, but they're no match for our octopus!  I think this one's name is Seghesio.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seagulls, what do you think?


  • Jeeeeeezuz....I checked Alaska Air, almost $900 to fly from Victoria to Santa Rosa return.My Air Canada points gave me a flight on the 18th, but said there were no return flights on points until a week later!  I'll keep trying.  I know they change. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah Offline 7/19/14 Sonoma...


  • Thanks, guys! Nice to see I have some company, OT :) It was a private store in Victoria (Harris Green). I might write management, but I feel fairly done with buying from those guys anyway. The attitude and poor reception throughout actually bothered me more than being charged for the bottle. Truthfully, being charged still felt kind of strange..... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever break a bottle of wine...


  • This was a great New Zealand wine I had recently.  My wine buddy (Chester) ... Commonwealth Games were in Victoria in 1994, I was in the athlete's village and the Aussies were the troublemakers!  Matt White (who went on to race for Lance at US Postal) drove a security scooter off a makeshift jump through a prop (set aflame) that was used for th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Big Al,I have a PC..nothing Apple.  I live in Victoria, the southernmost point on Vancouver Island.  You've been darn near everywhere!  When are you coming back here?  I have wine for you!  You described exactly the problem I had pasting a link.  No big deal, I still live just fine. :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Big Al has arrived, but...


  • I did a bit of research and there's no limit on checked-wine.  We also ... ... called West Jet.  Victoria to Kelowna return is $293, one hour flight.  Now I just need to get wineries to get involved!  The wineries typically have nominal tasting fees, like $3, maybe $5 for five wines and it's waived if you buy a bottle.  My only gripe was there... Read More

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  • Thanks OT, sorry I'm always a bit lacking in the details you guys probably ... ... Island got one case (in Victoria) and a friend went immediately to buy what is left, hopefully at least eight!  Believe it or not, it gets very hot where the wineries are and they make great stuff.  I'd love to get down there, I'll see how things go for work an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My second Wine Event


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