Australia

Australia is a dynamic wine producing country with approximately 60 wine regions and 103 "defined geographic indications" or GI zones. Across Australia, just shy of 400,000 acres are planted to vineyards. Although wine is produced in every state, most activity takes place in the southern, cooler parts of the country - South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. The wine regions in each of these areas produce a wide variety of types and styles that reflect Australia's vast climatic differences, topography and soil types – in short, Terroir. For More information about the specific regions represented by Epicurean Wines, please explore the map to the right.
South Australia Victoria Western Australia New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland Tasmania
Victoria
Wine Regions
  • 1
    Melbourne
     
  • 2
    Heathcote
     
  • 3
    Pyrenees
     
  • 4
    Yarra Valley
     
  • 5
    Mornington Peninsula
     
  • 6
    Great Western Region
     

Victoria

Tucked into the south-eastern corner of the Australian mainland, the warm-climate regions of Murray Darling and Swan Hill are situated along the Murray River in the north west of the State. Further east along the Murray River, the region of Rutherglen has carved a reputation for unique fortified wine styles such as Muscat which boast the sweetest fruit flavors concentrated through long dry autumns. Victoria’s other wine regions are general cooler than those of the States to the north and west. The Yarra Valley region just half an hour’s drive from Melbourne is producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines of immense elegance and delicacy. In the Alpine Valleys region, autumn comes fast and vignerons and winemakers strive to ripen fruit before the frosts take their toll but their losses are balanced by the rich, complex wines that are produced through cool summers.

Click on the region names below to view more information about each region.

Great Western Region

Heathcote

Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula

Pyrenees

Yarra Valley



All regional descriptions were provided by Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.