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Class 2: Australia's Wine Regions


 
VICTORIA
State capital: Melbourne

At the southern tip of Australia, around Melbourne, is Victoria; less famous than the other major Australian wine regions, it has been producing wines of great potential.

With its cool climate and artisanal production methods, the Yarra Valley excels at Burgundian-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Hot, dusty Glenrowan makes not only rich reds but also sweet Muscats fortified with grape spirits, continuing an Australian tradition begun in Victorian times.

 

 
VICTORIA

zone region
Western Victoria
Central Victoria
Port Phillip Mornington Peninsula
Geelong
Macedon Ranges
Yarra Valley
North East Victoria Rutherglen and Glenrowan
Murray Darling

 

Victoria is the third largest producer after South Australia and New South Wales. It comes in ahead of Western Australia, where grapegrowing is...

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