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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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Chambers Rosewood Pty Ltd

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

  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Summerfield Wines

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

  • Coldstream Hills

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

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  • Welcome Howard,I'm from Victoria.  Jackson Triggs has some okay stuff, but there's far better BC wine, but I know you can't get most of it in Ontario.  It's likewise for us, we don't get any of your good wine as most of it is sold before it can get to stores there. EMark is correct about the cork thing.  I love tradition and I love uncorking a b... Read More

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  • Deakin Estate Moscato 2013

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    Effervescent aromas of pale melon rind, honeydew, peach, ginger and honey. Off dry in the mouth and bordering on sweet - lovers of sweet tasting wine will enjoy this low alcohol (7%) selection with it's melon, honey and lemon flavors and fresh, easy drinking mouthfeel. Read More

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  • Lefty,Yes, Victoria is on Vancouver Island (confusing I know, because you live in Vancouver Wa., and of course there's the bigger Vancouver by me, and Vancouver Island, where Victoria is.  Well, I'll PM you with my number.  You can't come here again and you not have some great BC wine with me!  I might even try a white with you :) Read More

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  • Lefty,You sound like me!  I'm sure that I will drink white wine ... ... the last time you were up in Victori Read More

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  • @ DVOGLERBeen there about 8 months ago, actually been there twice in the last ... Specifically I hope you mean Victoria Island.Lovely place.............I especially love the downtown area. We stayed at the end of the cul de sac bay waters and watched the Sea planes take off from the water. It was like a James Bond movie.Will go back there many... Read More

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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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