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Gippsland is a wine zone with no officially designated wine regions. Gippsland is a large track of country extending from the NSW/Victorian border, along the coast to Wonthaggi just below Melbourne then sweeping west to the edge of the Great Dividing Range. Gippsland comprises of three distinct geographic regions with varying topography, soils and climate thereby influencing the wine styles. South Gippsland - An area south of the Strzelecki Ranges down to the Bass Strait, it includes Phillip Island and Wilson's Promontory. A truly cool climate area, it is wetter and windier than other parts of Gippsland. It is traversed by the South Gippsland and Bass Highways. West Gippsland - An area made up of the Gourmet Deli area around Warragul and the Latrobe Valley and surrounding hills. It stretches as far as Rosedale in the east. Cooler than East Gippsland, it usually has a warm, dry autumn which allows for the ripening of most grape varieties. It is traversed by the Princess Highway. East Gippsland Read more »

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    “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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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