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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Wild Duck Creek

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

  • Mount Langi Ghiran Pty Ltd

    Originally established in the 1870's Mount Langi Ghirans reputation is built on vision, qualit...

  • Yarra Ridge

    Since its inception in 1988, Yarra Ridge has become the most successful vineyard in the Yarra Val...

  • Callipari Wines

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

  • 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...

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  • Sylvia, where in Canada are you?  I'm in Victoria BC.  I might be able to give you some direction. Read More

    Forum post in the topic I can't believe I'm doing this


  • Well, Sorry Fellas....I guess my Longshadows Pedestal Merlot jinxed ya!Although I'm in Victoria BC, it's only 60 nautical miles to Seattle...so no wonder I was behind the Hawks. Read More

    Forum post in the topic 49ers or Seahawks? Napa or...


  • Paringa Shiraz 2012

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    Wine review by Kimma B


  • Hi Julian,I have had the Saurus before.  It's very nice, about $27 dollars here in Victoria, Canada.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines from Patagonia....


  • Pyren Cabernet Broken Quartz 2010

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    Ok. Smooth Read More

    Wine review by Rupclose


  • Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I have a Hendry Block 24 Primitivo (2009) Napa Valley.  Not sure how much ... know in a nice wine shop in Victoria here, it's $55.Looking forward to drinking it.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Bob,This is of the pains of loving wine!  Finding a wine that gives ... ... also was.  I live in Victoria (Canada) and am now seeing 2008 + on the shelves.  I have the fortune of being able to buy some older ones, but as you say...it costs.It's looking like 2009 is being rated well...perhaps grab several of these and sit on them.I try to keep ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic NEED AMARONE HELP TO AVOID...


  • Yeah, it's called "Topic Drift."  In this case, though, it ... 2013--It was a rainy day in Victoria, BC.  You may not have noticed it, but for somebody who lives in Southern California it was a major precipitation event.  :-)Enjoy your boss' wine, tonight.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth


  • EMark,I'd prefer to respond directly, rather than fill up Dax's thread ... ... ships stop here!  Victoria is a tourist destination, but I think the cruise stops are more out of convenience.  Frankly, I would prefer they go to Vancouver, but this isn't a rant & rave forum!It's my boss' company Christmas party tonight and I'm looking forward to... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth


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