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Central Victoria, part of the larger Victoria province, is one of the most diverse wine-making regions in Australia. It comprises five subregions and an array of micro-climates and terroirs, with a broad range of wine styles.

    * Bendigo: with a warm, dry climate. Gold-mining was once the main industry here, now a favorite wine destination. Mostly known for rich reds from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.
    * Goulburn Valley: with a history of wine-making that dates back to the 1860s. Warm and dry, with local rivers and lakes providing temperature moderation and irrigation. Known for Rhone varietals Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro), Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne as well as Chardonnay.
    * Heathcote: known for its distinct Cambrian soil, milder temperatures and long growing season. Produces some of the most well-regarded Shiraz in the country. Also, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo and whites from Viognier, Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • 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...

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  • Heathcote Estates

    The Heathcote region has had a rich and prosperous place in the history of Australia. During the ...

  • Barnadown Run Pty Ltd

    Named after the original pastoral lease which encompassed the property, Barnadown Run is situated...

  • Turners Crossing

    Turner’s Crossing Vineyard is located in Bendigo, an historic wine-growing region in Central Vict...

  • Australian Image Glassware

    Australian Image WinesTM is proud to bring you the spectacular and unique "Koala Wine Bottle". I...

  • Tahbilk Pty Ltd

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

  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

    Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the firs...

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  • Preece Shiraz 2009


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    Wine review by Rohit Thomas

  • Innocent Bystander Moscato 2014


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    Wine review by Jay LL

  • Check your maps. Atlanta to Miami is much further than Sonoma to SD or Victoria to Prince Rupert. Even with a light plane, refueling stop likely needed. And as a drive, I'd much rather do the other two than that dead stretch from southern Georgia through north central Florida... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Speakeasy Chef's Table Wine...

  • Charlotte Victoria - you make some assumptions that may not be true in any way. You seem to use "wine tourism" and "visiting a vineyard" to mean the same thing but they don't.Visiting a vineyard may or may not be part of "wine tourism" but most people who are tourists have no interest at all in visiting vineyards. If they do, they will look at r... Read More

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  • Fortified Duck 2014


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    Wine review by Fuentesa

  • Mcpherson Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre 2006


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    Wine review by mark

  • Heathcote Shiraz Rufus Stone. Tyrrell's 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • Jasper Hill Riesling Heathcote Georgia's Paddock 2012


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    Wine review by Daniel Young

  • Zufrieden - interesting you single out the Hunter Valley for Marsanne. I know ... Tahbilk's, which is from Central Victoria. There are also good examples from South Australia. The same is true for Roussane. I think Tahbilk also makes a pretty good Roussanne to Read More

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  • Heathcote Estate Shiraz Heathcote H.D. Heathcote 2003


    Still has good core of black/blue berry, black currant, cherry cola, plum peels; lots of spices, including hints of cinnamon; healthy dose of oak, but well integrated; still a bit of dustiness to the tannins; still has good overall structure; medium to full bodied, fairly long spicy finish. Still going strong - this is a tremendous wine! Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

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