Wine regions in western Victoria
Big skies, undulating foothills and rugged ridges: Victoria's west is built equally for touring and winemaking. Discover wines as unique and inspired as the landscape that created them.
Begin your journey just one hour from Melbourne among the grand, gold rush-era buildings of Ballarat – a vibrant cultural and culinary centre. Travelling north-west, the route unfolds under big skies through the cool, open plains and mountain backdrops of the Pyrenees mountain range, where vineyards are tucked within the rolling foothills.
Further west, the route trails through sweeping horizons, surrounded by the dense bush and rugged ridges of the Grampians. This ageless terrain produces intense, finely structured wines and is fast gaining a reputation as a gourmet destination.
Head south-west to the Henty region with its spectacular coastal views and superb winemaking credentials.
Wide-ranging soil types, microclimates and altitudes make the shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, riesling and chardonnay grown here as varied as the incredible range of food for which Western Victoria is renowned. Be sure to sample the local lamb and cheese.
Throw a boule on a piste outside a vineyard in ruggedly beautiful surrounds in mild temperatures deep in the Pyrenees wine region – of Victoria.
Swipe your finger along the dusty barrels in the 1860s cellars at Best's Great Western and get a feel for the history of the Grampians wine region.
Journey to the far south-west corner of Victoria and taste varieties from the Henty wine region such as riesling, pinot noir and chardonnay.
Ballarat's cool climate is ideally suited to producing top quality sparkling, chardonnay and pinot noir.