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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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Varietals Produced in Central Victoria View all

  • Marsanne

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Central Victoria

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  • Barnadown Run Pty Ltd

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

  • Harcourt Valley Vineyards

    Harcourt Valley Vineyard produces some of the biggest and highly flavored wines you are likely to...

  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

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

  • Heathcote Estates

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

  • Water Wheel Vineyards

    Water Wheel wines are widely available in Australia and are now exported to many other countries....

  • Tahbilk Pty Ltd

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

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  • Jasper Hill Shiraz Heathcote Emily's Paddock NV

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    Wine review by hanryluo


  • Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato Case Of 2011

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    Sweet, fresh, fun Read More

    Wine review by rar8888


  • Innocent Bystander 'Frizzante' Pink Moscato 2010

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    So delicious and fun that I had this for the toasts at my wedding! Fruity pink strawberry and rose petal yumminess... Read More

    Wine review by Debbie Siobhan Warner


  • White Box Shiraz Blend Heathcote 2004

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    A nice soft Shiraz - can buy cheaper than $23 Read More

    Wine review by brucejh


  • Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Heathcote Springflat 2008

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    Lots of oak on the nose. Rich chocolate scents are joined by spicy herbal tones, vanilla, leather, blackberry and some plummy notes. Comes off as a touch sweet on entry, but is followed by lovely, spicy herbal nuances and some cedary/toasty oak. The tannins are firm but remain beneath the fruit here, which is rich yet quite fresh, turning much ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Earthy and a bit sour on the nose with salty plum notes, low nutty oak, some beefy elements and fine black fruit accented with a nuance of juniper. This is a bit dense and almost chewy, though theres nice acidity here. The tannins are ripe and fairly full, adding to the volume in the mouth. Not a fruit bomb by any stretch of the imagination, thi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tahbilk Marsanne Nagambie Lakes 2008

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    I admit to being somewhat of a scrounge at "bin end" sales and in a recent scrounge came across the well-respected Tahbilk Marsanne (vines date to 1927). This amazing value could not be passed up; unbelievably, the wine remains slightly backward but with nice acidity, stone fruit nose, Hermitage-like viscosity and wonderful Rhone-style depth. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Smokey, oakey and sweet. Very short finish with little tannin. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Currants and blackberries in the nose, very dark fruit driven. A little bit of black pepper. Acidic structure in the body with peppery overtones on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Bendigo 2008

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    Dark and dusty wine, some dark ripe black fruit, even a floral character to the aroma. Palate is fresh and fruity, astringent and simple. Leather and tar on the finish as well. Nice. Read More

    Wine review by mark


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