CENTRAL

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Wine regions in the centre of Victoria cover a vast area and include Bendigo, Heathcote, the Goulburn Valley and Upper Goulburn. With a mixed terrain consisting of dense forests, mountain ranges and undulating hills, which are punctuated by valley plains and fertile river flats, the range of differing climates and altitudes result in a great diversity of wine. While many varieties are grown in the area, Bendigo and Heathcote produce highly reputed shiraz, as does the Goulburn Valley, which also has the largest plantings of marsanne in the world.

BENDIGO

With a history of wine production since the 1850s, the Bendigo region is best known for its gold-bearing soils. Much like the soil, the red varietals planted produce rich and coveted bottles of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The small- and medium-sized vineyards in the region are mostly all family-owned and -operated, with the winemakers often available at the cellar door for an in-depth discussion on all things wine.

BENDIGO

Harcourt Valley

Harcourt Valley

Originally the site of an apple orchard, the first vines were planted on Harcourt Valley Vineyards in 1974,
Sandhurst Ridge

Sandhurst Ridge

Specialising in handcrafted boutique wines, Sandhurst Ridge is a family winery with a history that traces back
Sutton Grange

Sutton Grange

Located on the southern edge of the Bendigo region, Sutton Grange Winery has been widely recognised

HEATHCOTE

World-renowned for its delectable shiraz, the Heathcote region also produces a number of common and uncommon varietals. The cool-climate and sandy terroir deliver intensive fruit flavours from slow ripening seasons, which is what draws traditional-method winemakers from across the globe.

HEATHCOTE

M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

Ideal destination for free, educational wine tasting to learn about the influence of different terroirs
Sanguine Estate

Sanguine Estate

“Best Shiraz in the World” award by Winestate’s World’s Greatest Syrah and Shiraz Challenge

GOULBURN VALLEY

The winemaker history of Australia can be found in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria. With surviving shiraz vines from plantings in 1860, the wineries of the area benefit from the well-drained, ochre-red alluvial terroir and its meso-climate to deliver its renowned, complex varietals. With historic underground cellars and beautiful red gum-lined waterways, the Goulburn Valley region is a must-see for any Australian-wine enthusiast.

GOULBURN VALLEY

Longleat Wines

Longleat Wines

Italian varietals such as garganega and sangiovese are planted throughout the eight-hectare estate
Tahbilk Winery

Tahbilk Winery

Recognised as the oldest family-owned winery and vineyard in Victoria, Tahbilk Winery prides itself on maintaining many of the heritage features that have been integral to the property since its inception.
Tallis Wine

Tallis Wine

Produced one-third of Victoria’s wine at its peak, it also has a mostly undiscovered underground cellar
Wine by Sam

Wine by Sam

One of the few urban wineries in Victoria, it's primarily known for its outstanding shiraz

UPPER GOULBURN

With many wineries following organic principles, the cool-climate wines produced in the Upper Goulburn region deliver crisp whites and rich reds. Escape the winter chill on your way to the snow at one of the family-owned wineries that surround the towns of Alexandria, Mansfield, and Yea, or take advantage of the dense forests and crystal-clear mountain streams in the summer months.

UPPER GOULBURN

Delatite Wines

Delatite Wines

Robert and Vivienne Ritchie planted their vineyard in 1968 on the family property, nestled within the foothills of Mount Buller, before establishing Delatite Wines in 1982.