Strathbogie Ranges Wine Region
This wine region is based on a granitic range along the inland side of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria.
Its north-western border roughly corresponds to the Hume Highway between Seymour and Benalla.
This edge of the region is roughly
160m above sea level, and abuts the Goulburn Valley Wine Region.
The higher vineyards in the region are planted to about 600m and thus much cooler, in fact they share a boundary with the
Upper Goulburn Region. The region is thus cool climate and many sites are suitable for sparkling wine production and Riesling.
As in all granite areas the soils in this region are sandy and often have low fertility, thus providing a basis for successful viticulture.
Modern viticulture in the region was pioneered by the Plunkett family and by Dr Peter Tisdall who established the Mount Helen Vineyard.
Several new wineries have been established over the past decade or so.
There are quite a number of large vineyards which provide fruit to wineries outside the region, for example Domain Chandon uses cool climate
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this region for its sparkling wines. No doubt we will be hearing more about this region in the future.
Wineries in the Upper Goulburn Region
Antcliff's Chase Wines Lagrein |
Baarrooka Petit verdot, Zinfandel |
Baddaginnie Run Verdelho |
Bogie Man Wines Lagrein, Prosecco, Tempranillo |
Dawson and Wills Tempranillo |
Fowles Wine Arneis, Gewurztraminer, Lagrein, Pinot gris, Savagnin, Tempranillo, Vermentino, Viognier |
Tarzali Sangiovese, Tempranillo |
Wine by Sam Gewurztraminer, Lagrein, Pinot gris, Savagnin, Tempranillo
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