Little known fact: The Crowded House song, Four Seasons in One Day was written about visiting the different wine regions in Victoria*.
It is a state of many climates, sub climates and an array of grape varieties that are explored to the nth degree by viticulturists. From the warm conditions in Swan Hill to the cool, coastal climate of the Mornington Peninsula and everything in between, there are distinct wines to be enjoyed at cellar doors right across the state.
Then there is the produce, oh the produce. Victoria is a lush, fertile place with food industries of every category that can and will be matched with wine in ways that will surprise and delight you.
A word to the wise: don’t ignore the little known, or smaller wine regions. In recent years, emerging winemakers – many of them young and new to the industry – have blown away critics and novices alike with pioneering practices and new approaches to environmental sustainability. (Of course, don’t miss out on the more established wineries either – no joke, some of their grape vines are amongst the oldest in the world).