04 Mar The Best Wineries in Victoria, Australia
For a wine enthusiast, visiting wineries is one of the greatest pleasures in life. They get to see and experience how the wines are made and sample some great vintages along the way. Australian wine enthusiasts are actually spoiled for choice. The country is emerging as a serious contender in the wine industry and has some stellar wineries that produce award-winning wines.
There are several regions that produce high-quality wine and you don’t have to go far from Sydney to find them. However, if you’re heading south to Victoria, you have the chance to explore as many as 21 wine regions and about 850 wineries to choose from! Here’s a list of some of the best wineries in Victoria.
In Yarra Valley
This wine region happens to be one of the most celebrated ones in the world. It produces some great, award-winning wines of different varietals. This is the region that started the wine making trend in Victoria and it continues to shine today. The best wineries in this region are:
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate
Established in 1987, the Victorian estate of the famous De Bortoli wine makers has produced outstanding cool climate wines. You’ll taste the best vintages at the cellar door and can sample your wines with a great collection of cheeses as well.
Fergusson Winery and Restaurant
This winery is more than 30 years old and has an old-school, intimate feel to it. This estate has some of the oldest vines in the region. You can taste excellent vintages of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon in the cellar door.
This is one of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia. It is also Victoria’s first vineyard and was established in 1838. With so much experience and success, there’s no doubt that you’ll sample some of the best wines you’ve ever tasted in their cellar door.
Being just an hour’s drive away from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is the most popular weekend destination of wine lovers in this region. This region is famous for excellent Pinot Noirs and cool-climate Chardonnay wines. Here are some of the best wineries in this region.
Port Phillip Estate
Even if you have no interest in wines, this place is a worthwhile destination for a break. If the beautifully cultivated vineyards don’t impress you, the architectural marvel that’s the winery certainly will. It’s considered one of the landmarks of the region. Wine lovers can enjoy some of the best wines and vintages here.
Foxeys Hangout Winery
This is a relatively small, family-owned winery that has risen in acclaim over the last few years. They make great Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris wines that have won many awards. This is one of the most respected wineries in the region.
Paringa Estate Winery
This winery was established in 1985 and offers a great selection of excellent vintages. The estate is known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Shiraz. The wine tasting experience here is nothing short of heavenly.
Other Wineries to Consider
There are several other regions and wineries to visit of you have the time. The wine regions of Macedon Ranges, Geelong, Sunbury, etc are worth a visit. There are several others that you should take a note of are:
- Passing Clouds – Macedon Ranges
- Granite Hills Winery – Macedon Ranges
- Bacchus Hill Winery – Sunbury Wine Region
- Galli Estate Winery – Sunbury Wine Region
- Oakdene Vineyards – Geelong Wine Region
- Terindah Estate – Geelong Wine Region
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