Victoria Regions

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley

Victoria’s oldest wine producing region saw vines planted as far back as 1838. As one of Australia’s most highly regarded cool climate regions, its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are not to be missed.

King Valley

King Valley

The landscape of the King Valley is extremely varied, from the flats of the Oxley Plains to the heights of the Whitlands Plateau, one of the highest vineyard areas in Australia. It’s a melting pot for Mediterranean varieties due to its climatic similarity to Italy and Spain. Of the more mainstream varieties, Chardonnay thrives and...

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Only an hour from the centre of Melbourne, this is the region of beaches and holiday houses. Cool climate winemaking has taken off since the 1970s, with the region growing to now include 200 vineyards and brands both big and boutique.

Geelong

Geelong

Geelong was the largest wine making region in Victoria in the 1870s but also the first region in Australia to be hit by Phylloxera, resulting in every vine being uprooted. This meant that winemaking in Geelong stopped for almost 100 years; new vines weren’t planted until the 1960s.

Bendigo

Bendigo

Vineyard plantings took off in Bendigo following the gold rush of the 1950s. Gold brings with it soils of exceptional quality that are ideal for grape growing. Hand crafted wines are de rigueur for Bendigo and intense flavours are the norm, with reds faring particularly well.

Rutherglen

Rutherglen

This pioneering gold mining region on the Murray River is the undisputed capital of Australian fortified wines. Most famous are the unique styles of Muscat and Tokay, which is now known as Topaque in Australia following EU legislation. Although the success of these styles is highly prized, local producers are also keen to promote the quality of...

Grampians

Grampians

Winemaking in the Grampians dates back to the 1860s and the region has a strong link with its Gold Rush history. One of the most famous winemaking features is the series of underground drives at Seppelt’s Great Western winery.

Murray Darling

Murray Darling

Although this region sneaks into New South Wales, it’s primarily in Victoria. It’s Australia’s second largest wine region and its warm climate produces soft wines with ripe fruit flavours.

Pyrenees

Pyrenees

Ararat and Ballarat bound this region that has beautiful Gold Rush era towns. Despite the name, there are no French-like mountains in the region, but more modest slopes and valleys. The Pyrenees is synonymous with excellence in boutique winemaking.

Alpine Valleys

Alpine Valleys

As the name suggests, the Alpine Valleys are home to Victoria’s ski fields and therefore a very cool climate. Intensely flavoured wines with great natural acidity result.

Gippsland

Gippsland

Gippsland is a large area that extends from the NSW/ Victorian border to just beneath Melbourne, it is a region of contrasts with picturesque coastlines and the drama of the Great Dividing Range. There were many vines planted in Gippsland in the 19th century however production ceased before the greatwar and the region did not resurrect until the...

Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges

If there was only one word to describe the Macedon Ranges it would be ‘boutique’ and local producers are extremely proud of their small scale output. As you’d expect from mainland Australia’s coolest climate region, Sparking wine is a real highlight.

Upper Goulburn

Upper Goulburn

This beautiful cool climate region is renowned for premium wine production. Elevation levels vary which means different styles, from Sparkling to reds, are produced with great success.

Strathbogie Ranges

Strathbogie Ranges

The vines of the Strathbogie Ranges were wiped out by the hylloxera plague. Modern vines date back to the 1970s and were stablished by Tisdall Wines who are still in the area today.

Beechworth

Beechworth

Beechworth took off following the 1950s gold rush and the first vines were planted in 1856. Local producers pride themselves on their handcrafted wines, made using traditional techniques. Beechworth is also home to the famous Giaconda Chardonnay.

Henty

Henty

Henty was originally settled as sheep country and its viticultural history didn’t begin until the 1960s. Since then its cool climate has given it a reputation for producing top quality Sparking wines as well as long lasting wines with high natural acidity.

Sunbury

Sunbury

It’s only ten minutes from Melbourne airport before you are confronted by one of Victoria’s oldest regions. It has been on the viticultural map since the 19th century yet it makes wines that are slightly different to the rest of Victoria thanks to its distinctive volcanic soil.

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Swan Hill

Swan Hill

The Swan Hill region encompasses large section of the Murray River, which provides much of the area’s irrigation. Famous names with vineyards in Swan Hill include Buller and Brown Brothers, and they are joined several smaller boutique wineries.

Heathcote

Heathcote

Nestled between the Goulburn Valley and Bendigo, Heathcote is most famous for its Shiraz for which it receives high praise for Australia’s pre-eminent critics. Not only do the producers based in the region enjoy great success, but producers from elsewhere look to Heathcote as a source of top quality fruit.

Goulburn Valley

Goulburn Valley

Situated on the New South Wales and Victorian border along the Murray River, this area is rich in history and is home to vines that survived the phylloxera plague, making them over 100 years old. Of particular note is the Tahbilk winery, which is one of the most beautiful and historic wineries in Australia.

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