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...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Dominique Portet

    The Portet family holds possibly an unmatched record in the Australian wine industry. Dominique i...

  • Green Point

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

  • Summerfield Wines

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

  • De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Jasper Hill Vineyard Pty Ltd

    Our Vineyards Emily's Paddock: three hectares of Shiraz including around five percent Cabernet F...

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  • Hi Diane,I wish I were able to help, but I live in Victoria and we can't import alcohol.Have you tried phoning some local liquor stores for advice?  You might try a free classified ad in Portland.Good luck!Darren Read More

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  • It's a conundrum here.  The government in BC basically IS the ... a ... a few locations (a couple in Victoria, and several in Vancouver) where they have more selection and higher end stuff, as well as one or two staff that are very knowledgeable.  I find the general selection fairly good (some nice product from all countries), but pretty much ... Read More

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  • Jasper Hill Riesling Heathcote Georgia's Paddock 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Daniel Young

  • Huh. I recently came across the nine hats Syrah for sale in a small store in Victoria. I'm fairly sure it was about $45. I only realized that the Pedestal was done by Michael Rolland when I arrived at the event. I was trying to place the name...and then I remembered - Mondovino! I really tried to look at this wine objectively though. And while I... Read More

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  • Well, this is clearly overdue....but here we go.DISCLAIMER: This will be much ... may be a symptom of being in Victoria, where restaurants fill with diners at like 5pm. Ugh.) But I digress.We started on the first course shortly after I arrived. ABALONE! (I use caps because I've never had the chance to have abalone before). The course was delic... Read More

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  • Jennifer,I guess you're coming to Victoria!  I was out for a glass of wine with a friend tonight and he told me that the Longshadows dinner is at the Grand Pacific!  I am already booked for the Taste Washington wine event in Seattle in March (costly weekend for me!) or I'd get a ticket and go tomorrow night.  How long are you in town for? Read More

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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

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

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  • Paringa Shiraz 2012


    No written review

    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

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