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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Victoria View all

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

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

  • Buller Wines

    You can taste the passion of four generations of winemaking tradition in every glass of Buller wi...

  • Yarra Ridge

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

  • Hickinbotham Winemakers Pty Ltd

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

  • Tahbilk Pty Ltd

    Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in ...

  • Mount Langi Ghiran Pty Ltd

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

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Victoria on 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

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  • Well, Darren, if I do get to Victoria, I will try to connect.  Interestingly enough, I did almost touch Victoria last September. We took an Alaskan cruise (Cruising is one of our favorite ways of vacationing.), and a four-hour stop in Victoria shielded Princess from the U.S. law--the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920).  In fact, we never le... Read More

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  • Hi Dax,My name's Darren.  I am new to the site also, as far as actual ... while.Maybe you can come to Victoria for a visit someday!!&nbs Read More

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  • Hi Emark,You're right about some being similar price.  I know products ... ... on the new girl's (Victoria...she was talking about BC wine too) post was big BC reds.  There are some fantastic wines from BC, but the production is very small, and most of the good stuff gets bought very quickly, often by restaurants and golf clubs etc., and those... Read More

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  • Welcome to the Forum, Victoria.  We look forward to learning from your wine adventures.  I certainly recommend that you participate here to "maximize" your "Snooth experience."  There are some pretty knowledgeable and courteous people here who love to engage and exchange ideas.It seems that a lot of Canadians have been introducing themselves, la... Read More

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  • Hi Victoria,My name is Darren.  I live in Victoria (that sounds weird now).I was in Penticton one year ago and did a two day power tour.  A friend and I went through 22 wineries in two days.  We knew what we were looking to taste we declined all white and asked for the big stuff.  Several said they didn't open it for tasting, and we'... Read More

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  • Thanks for the replies!I live in Victoria, British Columbia.  Must be tough living in Sonoma!  Ha ha.  My boss' neice lives in Cupertino, and whenever he gets back he tortures me with the tales of killer cabs he quaffed.BC taxes imports so heavily, it's painful to buy them here when I know in a two hour drive I can get them for nearly half the c... Read More

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  • Welcome the forum we have a pretty open floor. From brief descriptions of the wine we happen to be enjoying on a given night to vintage talk, to how the wine is made, and comparing different regions/producers, you name it!  Read More

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  • Spotlight Pinot Noir 2011


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    Wine review by sdhuey

  • Morris Wines Black Label 0ld Tawny NV


    Nice tawny/orange color, huge nose of orange peel, caramel and resin. A big wine but not so sweet that it becomes sickening. Long finish with beautiful fruit. One of the best tawnys around. My rating 94 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

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