Between the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria is home to some of Australia’s marquee wine regions. And although these two big players lay claim to the lion’s share of Victoria’s best wineries, there are great places to try all across the state.
From quirky and historic wineries in the Grampians, to Goulburn Valley stalwarts to newer entrants that lay on Melbourne’s doorstep; Victoria is peppered with wineries to try. Some have world-class restaurants and outlooks, some have cellar doors whose tastings have extra-generous pours, and some just have owners with a great yarn to spin.
To be clear, this isn’t a guide to the best Victorian wines – these are our favourite wineries to visit, maybe for just a tasting, or maybe for something more involved such as a long lunch or an overnight stay.