Wineries of Victoria

Wineries of Victoria

This in-depth guide to incredible wine, local restaurants and mesmerising cellar doors all within the heart of Victoria is the perfect read for an avid wine-connoisseur. This issue decodes the staple shiraz in all its glory, as well as the best wines at every price-point to give as a gift. It also shines a light on Bendigo, exploring the history of this golden city and how it produces gold-worthy wines. Meanwhile for something of international flavour, enjoy an exploration into the trends and traditions of Italian winemaking, as well as how it found a place in Australia’s heart, alongside our favourite winery pets manning cellar doors across Victoria.

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in this issue

2 min
from the editor

FROM THE EDITOR Having long evoked feelings of luxury and prestige, a glass of wine is one of life’s simple pleasures; where time stops and leisure begins. As the newly appointed editor of Wineries of Victoria, I am thrilled to be sharing the stories of some of Victoria’s most iconic, and deeply loved wineries – like the stunning TarraWarra Estate that graces this issue’s cover. No winery would be complete without its ever-inspiring winemakers, so turn to page 46 to immerse yourself in one of my all-time favourite chapters in the magazine; Meet The Winemakers. Here, sixteen prominent winemakers share their history, journey and passion for winemaking, while looking towards the future. Shiraz has long been dubbed a favourite by wine lovers alike, so we couldn’t resist unpacking what gives…

23 min
heard it through the grapevine

Heard It Through The GRAPEVINE THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE LOCAL WINE INDUSTRY FIFTY YEARS AND STILL SPARKLING 2021 marks fifty years of Anderson Winery’s very own Howard Anderson making impeccable sparkling wines. Starting his sparkling wine journey in 1971 with Seppelt’s Great Western, Howard spent fifteen years honing his skills, improving his knowledge, and gaining valuable experience. In 1986 Howard moved to Rutherglen where he made the first sparkling red and white wines in North East Victoria, before establishing the Anderson vineyard and winery in 1992 where Howard continued to produce exquisite sparkling wines by the traditional method. Honouring fifty years of success, Howard is now imparting his inexhaustible wealth of knowledge to his daughter Christobelle, and together they produce a range of traditionally made red and white sparkling wines…

1 min
a moment to wine

A moment TO WINE LIEBHERR With more than sixty years of experience in the design and manufacturing of appliances for domestic, commercial, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, Liebherr is proud to introduce the Monolith Wine Cabinet to the Australian market. This sophisticated and industrial-style wine fridge is the newest addition to Liebherr’s Monolith range, holding true to name with an incredible width of 60cm and the capacity to accommodate up to 100 0.75L Bordeaux bottles. The Monolith Wine Cabinet will impress even the most astute wine connoisseur, abundant with luxurious features to create the perfect environment for wine preservation. Between the three individual temperature zones ranging from 5°C to 20°C, the ultra-low vibration compression, charcoal filter and UV protected glass, the Monolith Wine Cabinet simply aims to please. Your precious bottle…

1 min
gin-erosity that knows no bounds

Gin-erosity THAT KNOWS NO BOUNDS BULLER WINES When you think of Rutherglen, images of gorgeous countryside, miles of manicured vines, and delectable wines spring to mind – perhaps the last thing to spring to mind is gin. However, as Buller Wines announces its new side project, Three Chain Road Gin, this is about to change. Inspired by a decommissioned brandy still, winemaker David Whyte believed Buller Wines’ impeccable understanding of blending from its range of fortified wines could also be applied to spirit-making, namely gin. Gin has always reflected where it is made, and Three Chain Road Gin is no different. A combination of traditional and native botanicals, such as lemon myrtle, wattle seed, and pepper berry are sourced from local farmers, supplemented with plantings from their own properties. Currently…

1 min
part of the family

Part OF THE FAMILY M. CHAPOUTIER Always seeking to elevate its impeccable status, M. Chapoutier is delighted to announce the launch of the M. Chapoutier Australia Wine Family and its increased selection of delectable food available at the cellar door. Synonymous with its world-renowned reputation as a leader of viticulture and wine production, it’s no surprise that for wine aficionados alike, M. Chapoutier’s collection and its esteemed status has seen the company garner a strong cult following. For those wanting to stay up to date with M. Chapoutier’s latest news, its new Wine Family is the perfect place to remain informed about invitations to VIP tasting and events, special offers, and specially selected seasonal wines that can be delivered to your door. Showcasing a range of its best seasonal wines,…

1 min
off the beaten track

Off the BEATEN TRACK MEDHURST WINES Medhurst Wines’ cellar door and restaurant have undergone a stunning transformation, making it the Yarra Valley location-to-be. The transformation commenced nearly a decade ago, when a state-of-the-art winery was commissioned in perfect time for the 2011 vintage. The winery has since received both state and national architecture awards and is a finalist in the World Architecture Festival. The recent re-build of the cellar door and restaurant successfully completes the vision and showcases Medhurst Wines’ award-winning wines. Designed to capitalise on the spectacular views, the floor-to-ceiling glass-fronted cellar door and restaurant makes the most of the surrounding bushland, overlooking the picturesque vineyard and the gorgeous Yarra Valley greenery. Chef Joel Alderdice, a Yarra Valley local, brings his wealth of culinary experience to the table, creating…