Australia may be known as the land of Shiraz, but it’s only a matter of time before the search for the best vineyards takes you here. Australian wines are world famous, pretty much every country is full of wine regions and varieties to try on your next trip.
On our last trip we visited the Yarra Valley wineries on a day trip, but this time we thought we would visit some other wine regions in Victoria that are close to the city of Melbourne and are simply day trips. This is the region we chose for our first winery trip to Australia, the Melbourne Wine Region, to take the fight to Burgundy.
European grape varieties are grown on ideal sandy clay soils, but you can also enjoy top wines such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. If you’re interested, you can try Shiraz, and don’t forget that the Yarra Valley is known for its sophisticated local wines, known for their sparkling wines. Take a day trip out of reach of the CBD and sample Chardon Nay or Pinot Noir while you’re there.
If wine isn’t your thing, why not visit some of Melbourne’s best breweries instead? You can go wine tasting on a day trip from Sydney to Melbourne or spend a few nights in a beautiful hotel in a vineyard. The best way to support the Melbourne wine bar scene is to have their wines on the list. They offer a wide selection of wines for sale as well as a wide selection of local beers and spirits.
A couple may be able to satisfy their budget for a good wine for under $100, but the more expensive ones are definitely worth a look. This wine is considered the best red wine in Australia and is one of the most expensive wines on the list.
Chardonnay is one of the top wines in the Yarra Valley and the top product of many producers in the region. While the Mornington Peninsula is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardon Nay and Pinot Gris are also standout varieties. Pinot Grigio is soft and aromatic, and while Margaret River is popular for both red and white wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is its best known. Margaret Rivers are the best – known for their red and white wines, but they are also a popular red wine in other parts of Australia, such as the Gold Coast.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Shiraz are among the main grape varieties grown in this cool climate region, although there is certainly no shortage of wine in the Yarra Valley. Both Shirahaz and ChardonNay are made from a combination of grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabenet Franc and Merlot, but are becoming increasingly popular.
The best places to sample wine in Australia, including the Yarra Valley and the Red Hill region in Melbourne’s southwest, are the famous Red Hills Wine Park, the largest wine park in the world. It is located on the low slopes of Red Hill and hosts some of Australia’s most famous wineries, such as the Great Barrier Reef Winery in the north-east.
This is a region with a cool climate, best known for the production of chardonnay, sparkling wine and pinot noir. The region is known for its Chardonay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, which account for over 60% of wine production.
Here you can taste the specialties of the region Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Swiss chard, Cabernet Sauvignon and even a little red wine. The label of its 23 bottles offers Patricks’ Pinot in various styles, such as Chardonne, Pinot Noir, red and white wine, as well as some different wines from other grape varieties.
Next up is Oakridge Wines, which recently won five gold medals at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Nelson Wine Company is one of the most successful wine-growing regions in the state, with a reputation for quality wines and excellent quality.
While Tasmania is not the first place to sample wine, the Tamar Valley is a great place to stop, especially if you’re visiting the local wildlife. If you are looking for wineries for the full list of Melbourne wine merchants or would like to expand your distribution outside of Melbourne and Australia, please contact us. For more Melbourne wines and food, check out our list of some of the best events of 2018. Here’s a quick look at what to enjoy in and around Melbourne at the Melbourne Wine & Food Festival 2018.
This region can easily challenge the Yarra Valley for the best wine in the state and one of Australia’s most exciting wine regions. Geelong is home to some of Australia’s best wineries and the world’s largest wine market, but also boasts a wide variety of wines and food. Melbourne boasts a wide range of wines from across the country, as well as a variety of local and international brands. While Port Phillip Bay cools the show down, it’s still enough to cool off with a glass of good wine from the 2018 Melbourne Wine & Food Festival.