The diversity of Victoria’s wine is striking. Across the 21 wine regions that span the state, Victoria produces wines in every conceivable style. Arguably no other state in Australia can boast such a collection of wine this varied or compelling.
The Victorian wine industry was established in the early 1850’s in the Yarra Valley, near Melbourne and Victoria was the primary wine producing region in Australia until the great phylloxera outbreak in 1880’s. It took a concerted reinvigoration of their wine industry by 16 wineries in 1966 to bring it fully back to life. Today Victoria has 3000 growers across 21 wine regions and there are more than 800 Wineries.