The Goulburn Valley Wine Region in Central Victoria Zone includes the land surrounding the lower reaches of the Goulburn River until its confluence with the Murray River.
The major provincial City of Shepparton is at the centre of the region. Seymour is at the southern end of the region while its northern boundary stretches along the Murray River from Yarrawonga to Echuca.
The southern and eastern parts of the region are comprised of the gentle foothills of the Great Dividing Range.
The Nagambie Lakes Wine Region is a sub-region of the Goulburn Valley Wine Region, and is treated with its own page on this site.
Downstream of the Nagambie Lakes the Goulburn River flows through flat countryside until it meets the Murray River just near Echuca.
Much of the land is given over to mixed farming, irrigated agriculture with extensive orchards and dairy farming. Viticulture occupies only a tiny fraction of the land.
Most of the wineries in the region are relatively new.
The wineries of the Goulburn Valley are easily visited via a day tour from Melbourne. Its proximity to the Hume Highway means that travellers between Melbourne and Sydney can make a short detour to the region. From Melbourne the region is accessed via the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highways.
You can find the best deals for accommodation in this region via Vinodiversity's Wine Hotels Page.
Other wine regions nearby include Heathcote, Perricoota, (just across the Border from Echuca) Rutherglen and the Strathbogie Ranges.