Port Phillip Wine

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Port Phillip is a zone within the Victoria wine region of Australia. Some call it “Melbourne’s dress circle” for its trend of high-quality boutique wineries located near this major city where they are showcased in bistros and winebars. However, these wines, particularly from the Yarra Valley, have also made a splash in other parts of the world.

The Port Phillip Bay provides cooling climate conditions for most of the area, but parts further inland experience hotter weather. For this reason, the region boasts an array of styles from sparkling, to dry white to light and full-bodied red and sweet.

The subregions of Port Phillip are:

    * Geelong
    * Macedon Ranges
    * Mornington Peninsula
    * Sunburry
    * Yarra Valley

Other wineries which do not fit into these zones have cropped up outside the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and French Island, such as Cannibal Creek, Chestnut Hill, French Island Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Port Phillip View all

  • Yarra Yering Pty Ltd

    Wine was grown in Victorias Yarra Valley from the mid 1800’s through to the 1920’s and was a p...

  • Yarra Track Winery Pty Ltd

    Yarra Track is a family owned and operated boutique winery, located in the Yarra Valley and estab...

  • Sticks

    Sticks Yarra Valley is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an ...

  • Yarra Vale

    Yarra Vale Wines is a boutique vineyard that is aimed at producing wines for the discerning wine ...

  • Giant Steps Winery Pty Ltd

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

  • Farrawell Wines

    A bare 30 acre block was purchased at Lancefield in 1996. With the addition of trees, dams, vines...

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