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Wine regions in central Victoria

Perhaps the most diverse region in the state, central Victoria encompasses chilly mountain ranges, humid valley plains, fertile river flats, thick forests and dry, rolling hills, producing wines that range from rich, ripe reds to full-flavoured whites.

There are five distinct regions in central Victoria, each with markedly different scenery, altitudes and climates, resulting in different winemaking strengths.

The Goulburn Valley stretches from Seymour in the south to the Murray River in the north, encompassing lush, fertile farmland and the humid, water-abundant sub-region of Nagambie Lakes, famed for its Rhône varietals. To the west is shiraz country, in the sinewy hills around the historic gold-mining town of Bendigo, and among the box ironbark forests around Heathcote.

To the east, the magnificently wild Strathbogie Ranges and high country of Upper Goulburn produce beautiful, cool climate white and sparkling wines of great balance and finesse.

The diversity of central Victoria's wines gives some hint of the amazing abundance of food to be discovered in the area. Lamb, beef, fruit, cheese, nuts and vegetables all thrive here, giving local chefs an incredible palette of flavour with which to create delicious, regional dishes.

Highlights

Bendigo wine region

Bendigo wine region

While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.

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Flynn's Wines, Heathcote, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Heathcote wine region

The Heathcote wine region, just south of Bendigo, is regarded as one of the finest areas for shiraz in Australia.

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Tahbilk Winery & Vineyard, Goulburn Valley wine region, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Goulburn Valley wine region

The Goulburn Valley wine region is a huge area stretching from Seymour in central Victoria up to Echuca on the Murray River.

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Baddaginnie Run, Strathbogie Ranges wine region, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Strathbogie Ranges wine region

Get introduced to the many delights of the region at a winery dedicated to pouring the best of the Strathbogie Ranges into your glass.

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Delatite Winery, Upper Goulburn wine region, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Upper Goulburn wine region

Discover the influence of altitude on the region's vineyards, with wineries beside snowfields producing rich, weighty chardonnay and crisp Riesling.

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