Overview

This relatively young region approximately 300km north-east of Melbourne in Victoria has the highest altitude vineyards in Australia. Driven by a perfect climate and a large number of italian immigrants taking up residency in the 1940s and 50s, it is increasingly becoming known for it's high quality italian varietials, especially Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera. Read more

History

In the 1980s as Australian anti-smoking publicity grew, many Italian farmers elected to change their crops from tobacco to wine. These farmers planted varietals from their homeland such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Pinot Grigio. Read more

Wineries

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This relatively young region approximately 300km north-east of Melbourne in Victoria has the highest altitude vineyards in Australia. Driven by a perfect climate and a large number of italian immigrants taking up residency in the 1940s and 50s, it is increasingly becoming known for it's high quality italian varietials, especially Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera.

History

In the 1980s as Australian anti-smoking publicity grew, many Italian farmers elected to change their crops from tobacco to wine. These farmers planted varietals from their homeland such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Pinot Grigio.