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.

Also available, are recent articles and recipes that are sure to compliment everyone’s tastes.

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE LOCAL WINE INDUSTRY

A Taste of Spain

A Taste of Spain

Del Rios of Mt Anakie’s restaurant and cellar door is perched above the vineyards with the extinct volcano Mt Anakie sitting behind it.

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Four Families Continue a Legacy

Four Families Continue a Legacy

Established in 1921, Buller Wines blends a century of tradition with contemporary winemaking practices to create exceptional wines. The winery is currently co-owned by four local families – Gerald Judd is a sixth generation local and has been at Buller Wines since 2013.

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The Tallis Silent Showman

The Tallis Silent Showman

The Tallis Silent Showman range is now sporting a striking new look designed by Marilyn & Sons in Melbourne.These wines are named in honour of Sir George Tallis, who arrived in Melbourne in 1886 as a seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant with just fourteen shillings...

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The Season For Schnapps

2020 will see the construction of a new cellar door at Delatite Wines, as well as a restaurant and blending room close to the current winery.

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Epicurean Enigma

Epicurean Enigma

As the Bellarine gains increasing awareness as an award-winning epicurean hub and wine region, Jack Rabbit Vineyard is stepping up.

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Locals Know Stuff

Locals Know Stuff

Visit any town, city or region, in any country in the world and keep an eye out for where the locals gravitate.

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Heavy Hitters

Heavy Hitters

Yes said the Seal, located on the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula, is one to seek out.

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Seductive Pinot Noir

With a recent planting of pinot noir, Gippsland’s Narkoojee Winery and Restaurant is now home to twelve clones of pinot noir

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Glamping Amongst the Vines

Glamping Amongst the Vines

Terindah Estate is excited to announce the relaunch of its Glamping Amongst the Vines program, which is in collaboration with Twilight Glamping.

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Vivacious Varietals

Vivacious Varietals

What a stellar year 2019 proved to be at Scotchmans Hill, with the development of the estate and further plantings within the vineyards.

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Underground Dining

Underground Dining

The historic Seppelt is home to the longest underground cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. It was in 1864 when Joseph Best began the excavation process of the cellars.

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Vinous Journey

Vinous Journey

Traverse along the Midland Highway and just north west of Geelong, you’ll find Clyde Park nestled in the stunning Moorabool Valley wine region.

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Nurtured To Perfection

Nurtured To Perfection

Oakdene is still celebrating its successes from the 2019 Geelong Wine Show, taking home two of the events’ coveted trophies with consistently high-performing wines.

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Amassing Accolades

Amassing Accolades

The Taltarni 2015 Blanc de Blancs continues to bring home accolades internationally and from across Australia.

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A Budding Space

A Budding Space

Spurred by a growing number of visitors and members, Summerfield is currently in the process of an exciting new expansion, with plans underway to further extend the restaurant and cellar door area.

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An Australian Twist On European Cuisine

An Australian Twist On European Cuisine

​The Tokar Estate restaurant has been re-vamped, with major renovations transforming the entire estate. The new aesthetic invites visitors to relax, while still offering a premium dining experience.

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Mandala Has A Go At Pinot Grigio

Mandala Has A Go At Pinot Grigio

Located in the iconic Yarra Valley, Mandala Wines is renowned for its award-winning pinot noirs and chardonnays, but that doesn’t mean the team don’t love to try new things.

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Bucolic Sunset Sessions

Bucolic Sunset Sessions

Helen & Joey Estate is taking advantage of daylight savings – keeping the doors open later on Saturdays so that visitors can enjoy the serene sunsets.

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The Sunday School

The Sunday School

Prancing Horse Estate’s team are the organic and biodynamic winemaking pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula.

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Thirty And Thriving

Thirty And Thriving

Red Hill Estate celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 2019. 2020 will be the year that it gets bigger and better!

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A Taste Of History

A Taste Of History

While cruising down the Mornington Peninsula for a long weekend, be sure to spare some time to visit Wynnton Ridge Vineyard.

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The Pursuit of Excellence

The Pursuit of Excellence

Established in 1969, Mitchelton Wines has recently celebrated fifty years since the first vines were planted on its Nagambie Estate by entrepreneur Ross Shelmerdine and dedicated industry expert Colin Preece. Today, the winery is known for its spectacular surrounds of...

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Rosé On The Rise

Rosé On The Rise

Following on from an excellent flowering and fruit-growing season, the winemakers at Dromana Estate have been putting its signature rosé on ice, making this lovely wine the perfect summer treat.

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Make Your Own Wine At Austin’s

Make Your Own Wine At Austin’s

Take your love for wine to the next level with a year-long, fully immersive experience. Austin’s Wines has created the opportunity for wine lovers to become winemakers and create their own personalised vintage.Witness and participate in every stage of the winemaking...

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Ready For Riesling

Ready For Riesling

In November 2019, Granite Hills celebrated a double-trophy victory and a nine-medal win at The Victorian Wine Show.

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Join The Family

Join The Family

Wine-lovers can experience life as a vigneron with the Adopt-A-Vine program at Gisborne Peak Wines.

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The Ingenious Fools On The Hill

The Ingenious Fools On The Hill

In the cool temperatures of 1998, Graeme Leith planted pinot noir and chardonnay in the Macedon Ranges on a steep, north facing slope with a top elevation of 742 metres above sea level. He was deemed a ‘fool’ by the locals, “too cold,” they said!

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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Yes said the Seal 2017 Pinot Noir was awarded Best of Show in the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge

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Wine Down

Wine Down

Gisborne Peak Winery has recently expanded to include self-contained, private cottages

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Stellar Year

Stellar Year

Taltarni Vineyards has recently won a number of awards, including the winery receiving five-stars

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Perfectly Paired

Perfectly Paired

Rochford Wines’ Yarra Valley estate now features a new Italian restaurant managed by 400 Gradi

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Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Mandala Wines’cellar door has been recently renovated, and has a new winemaker, Don Pople.

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Seasonal Menu

Seasonal Menu

Medhurst Wines’ renovated cellar door has a new seasonal menu by chef, Robin Sutcliffe

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Weather Willing

Weather Willing

Red Hill Estate’s vintage season is here, and it’s all hands on deck with vineyard maintenance

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