Victoria has become a prominent, world-wide producer of cool-climate Australian wines. Its peppery shiraz, warm cabernet sauvignon, rich pinot noir, and crisp chardonnay have made their mark across the globe, with many wineries winning international awards as well as local trophies. With every year, the Victorian wine industry continues to flourish.
In the posts below, you’ll find out the latest news from the local wineries, including boutique vineyards winning awards, wineries that are hosting events or concerts in the coming months, and exciting renovations of cellar doors and restaurants, as well as many more.
A quick scroll will show you just how much is happening in the fruitful wineries throughout Victoria, from the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, to the Alpine Valley in north-east Victoria. If you want to find out where you can catch a local band while enjoying a nice glass of award-winning pinot noir, or would like to know what bottle would be best to indulge in this month, simply scroll down the list of news and you’ll be sure to find your inspiration.
If you’re after more information on the featured wineries, be sure to click the ‘See Winery Profile’ button in each individual newsflash. Each profile includes the cellar door address, contact details and opening hours for your convenience.
You’ll also find a brief editorial about the winery and its history in the local area. At the bottom of the profile, you can view the tasting notes for up to four wines that have been expertly chosen by the winery to portray their best.
To learn more about the minds behind the wine, head over to the Meet The Winemakers section, where you’ll find interviews with some of Victoria’s most prestigious winemakers.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE LOCAL WINE INDUSTRY
Lake Cooper Estate is excited to announce it’s now under new ownership and management
Arrive at Passing Clouds’ vineyard by train in a special collaboration with Daylesford Spa Country Railway
Ocean Eight’s award-winning wines appear in Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide
Yes said the Seal 2017 Pinot Noir was awarded Best of Show in the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
Join the founder of A.T. Richardson Wines on a personal tasting and tour of the vineyard
Mitchelton Wines has launched a particularly exciting new product; the PREECE NV Cuvée Prosecco.
Gisborne Peak Winery has recently expanded to include self-contained, private cottages
Zig Zag Wines’ award-winning range is now joined by the vineyard’s newest label, Kind Folk.
Mantons Creek Estate has won several medals at an international show and a local show.
Grampians Estate has consecutively won ‘Champion Small Winery of Show’ at the 2018 ASWS
Get hands-on at Tahbilk Winery, with their winemaking/wine tasting workshop throughout 2019
Taltarni Vineyards has recently won a number of awards, including the winery receiving five-stars
Rochford Wines’ Yarra Valley estate now features a new Italian restaurant managed by 400 Gradi
Sanguine Estate’s 2017 Progeny Shiraz was awarded five trophies at the 2018 Heathcote Wine Show
Leura Park Estate’s boutique winery concert is back in 2019
Oakdene’s 2017 Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir is rated 95 points in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
Tallis Wine releases the first boğazkere wine, which has spicy rose petal, cherry and raspberry notes
Warramunda Estate is rated a five-star winery in 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
Delatite Wines’ third release of Window Gewurz Pinot Gris Riesling
Wine by Sam is releasing an expanded calendar of events and shows in 2019
Summerfield now includes an indoor/outdoor dining space
Anderson Winery’s award-winning saperavi variety is now available at its cellar door for tasting
Mandala Wines’cellar door has been recently renovated, and has a new winemaker, Don Pople.
Medhurst Wines’ renovated cellar door has a new seasonal menu by chef, Robin Sutcliffe
De Bortoli Wines is awarded ‘Best Large Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley’ by Gourmet Traveller WINE
Yarrawood Estate’s 2016 Tall Tales Botrytis Riesling won Elite Gold Medal at CIRC
Wynnton Ridge Vineyard has a new tasting room that pays hommage to its dairy farm past
Red Hill Estate’s vintage season is here, and it’s all hands on deck with vineyard maintenance