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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Varietals Produced in Victoria View all

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Yering Station

    Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station, is located in the 'heart' of the Yarra Valley only one...

  • Seppelt & Sons

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

  • Paradise Enough Wines

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

  • Wild Duck Creek

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

  • Coldstream Hills

    Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading ...

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

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  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70492.Brown Brothers was founded in 1889 by a John Francis Brown,is still in the same family,but is now one of Australia's major wine producers making a vast range of wines. My bottle is a 50/50 blend of orange muscat and flora,a blend unique to Brown Brothe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Blues,Welcome to the forum!  If you go back to the main forum page, ... ... ... Enumclaw, but we live in Victoria BC.  I love Washington wines and always bring several back when we go down to visit.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thursday Wine Discussions


  • Here's a couple of wines I drank while down in Seattle.  The ... day ... day before I came back to Victoria (to get one to bring back) and low and behold, somebody scooped the remaining three bottles.  I'm going to start telling people that all the wine I drink is crappy!&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?


  • Brown Brothers Tarrango 2012

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    (Past tasting 10 Feb 2013) Enticing pinkish red colour! Light and fruity, Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 Yarra Valley Victoria Bottle 2007

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    Ages very well and a great value and soft on pallet Read More

    Wine review by mikejurban


  • Sam Plunkett the Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2013

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    Another winner from Naked Wines. Opens with a bit off blueberry, earth, and herb. With another couple of swirls in the glass, more earth, oak, jam, and hints of thyme. Soft, with medium acidity and tannins, a big mouthful and long finish with more blueberry/boysenberry jam and hints of chocolate fudge. Develops more with a little time, deeper mo... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fortified Duck 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Fuentesa


  • DM,I meant it's so irrelevant, it's Forum terrorism.JD, actually ... ... of Vancouver Island (where Victoria is) is below the Canada/US border (the 49th parallel). The Oregon Treaty set the U.S. and British North American border at the 49th parallel with the exception of Vancouver Island, which was retained in its entirety by the British. Vanc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2014 Reveal Day...


  • I was born and raised Mormon and never tasted alcohol until I was essentially ... Then my wife and I moved to Victoria BC (where I'm from) and I would have the odd bottle of Italian because a teammate (competitive cycling) was Italian and liked wine with dinner.  It wasn't really until I ended up living near Seattle (2005) that I started drink... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How did your wine interest...


  • Hey Zuf, I noticed you just reviewed the Township 7 cab!  I haven't seen it in Victoria.  I used to love the merlot, but the 2010 sucked.  Haven't tried the 2011. Did you get it at BC Liquor? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Gadgets or Gifts?


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