Victoria

The "home of Australian wine diversity." - Wine Australia

Key varieties: chardonnaypinot noirshiraz/syrahcabernetrieslingfortifieds

"With more than 800 wineries and over 600 cellar doors, Victoria is a wine lover’s playground. From household-name wineries to boutique producers that fly under the radar, Victoria’s diverse wine scene offers incredible experiences and countless quality bottles to discover.

Pinot noir and chardonnay are true heroes for the state, with some of Australia’s finest examples hailing from the cool-climate reaches of the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges, Geelong and Gippsland. A little further from Melbourne, expect bold reds, such as shirazcabernet sauvignon and others including durif and nebbiolo.

Italian wine varieties have made a home for themselves around the state, but they have a particularly proud and successful past in Victoria’s High Country – the spiritual home of prosecco. Pristine riesling dominates in key regions (Macedon and Great Western are just two to explore), while the state’s warmer climates help to produce vibrant red wines and richer white wines, such as fiano and vermentino.

Delve into Victoria’s 20-plus wine regions for some of Australia’s most consistent top-quality wines." - James Halliday

Map courtesy: James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant Books 2008)

  • Mount Langi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Mount Langi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    Region: VIC- Grampians

    Nick Stock 93 Points!"Setelled and resolved, this has flecks of leafy briary bush aromas amid liquorice, cassis and ripened blue fruits. The palate's laid out on smooth tannins with beautifully rounded shape, balanced and even, cassis and red/purple...

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    $49.50
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  • Golden Ball Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Golden Ball Shiraz 2005

    Region: VIC- Alpine Valley

    "Colour: Purple and violet hues Nose: A perfumed bouquet of tobacco leaf, although dominated by a distinctive regional character " a herbal signature of crushed bay leaf and juniper. Palate: The 2005 vintage offered some depth of character...

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    $47.95
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  • Seppelt Benno Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Seppelt Benno Shiraz 2005

    Region: VIC- Bendigo

    Campbell Mattinson 94 points!"Inky, smoky, fruity whopper, admirably tempered by ripe, spicy tannins. Indeed it's pretty much structured to perfection. It tastes of violets, blackberries, fresh leather and cloves, a regional hit of eucalypt apparent...

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    $54.95
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 2005

    Region: VIC- Grampians

    Campbell Mattinson 95 points!'This is moving ever-closer to a cooler, spicer style, the oak influence becoming less and less. It's also brimming with floral, violetty scent, the flavours that follow matching the style beautifully: pepper, aniseed,...

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    $85.00
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  • Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2005

    Region: VIC- Grampians

    -'Ghiran's releases this year are like an entire Album of greatest hits and the Blue Label is the title track. Controlled, spicy and red fruited, this is probably the most compact yet expressive wines in our list this year, and it's the finest wine ever...

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    $66.95
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  • Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard 2005

    Region: VIC- Alpine Valley

    Jeremy Oliver Rating 96!"A massively proportioned shiraz by the standards of this vineyard, and one whose meaty ripeness and treatment with bruising, charry oak simply demands time in the cellar. It opens with exaggerated slowness to reveal deep,...

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    $105.00
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  • Giaconda Chardonnay 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Giaconda Chardonnay 2005

    Region: VIC- Alpine Valley

    Wine Advocate 95 points!"The 2005 Chardonnay Estate was barrel fermented with native yeasts in French oak, 50% new, where it remained for 18 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered. Medium gold-colored, it delivers aromas of mineral, spice box, baked...

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    $215.00
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