The Victoria region of Australia is located in the southeastern part of the country and is known for its diverse range of wines. The climate in Victoria varies depending on the subregion, but generally, the area experiences warm to hot summers and cool to mild winters.
Some of the most popular wine regions in Victoria include Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote, Rutherglen, and the Grampians.
- In Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the most widely grown grape varieties, producing elegant and complex wines.
- The cool climate of Mornington Peninsula is ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well, but it also produces excellent cool-climate Shiraz.
- Heathcote, located in central Victoria, is known for its full-bodied Shiraz and also produces outstanding examples of Grenache, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.
- Rutherglen is known for its fortified wines, particularly Muscat and Topaque, while the Grampians produces rich and complex Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.