Central Otago, Victoria

Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world, located at a latitude of 45 degrees south, on New Zealand’s south island. A spectacular landscape makes the region one of the most scenic wine regions if not in the world then certainly in New Zealand. Central to the region is the tourist destination of Queenstown, which is a great base to make wine trips from.

Heavy mineral deposits in silt loams are typical for the soils in Central Otago, but is unlike any other region in New Zealand. The Otago region is the countries only ‘continental’ wine growing region.

Pinot Noir is the flagship red varietal, which is very well suited to the regions large diurnal shifts (a large diurnal shift means a big difference between low and high temperatures) and also the regions long, cool and dry autumn. The Pinot Noirs coming out of the Otago region are most often fragrant, lush Pinot Noirs with silky textures and true fruit intensity.

Aromatic whites also thrive, in particular Riesling where anything from bone-dry to very sweet can be made. Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and lesser amounts of Chardonnay is also made to a very high quality. Central Otago is in Jancis Robinson’s top five New World wine producing regions.
The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grape vines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for their outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia's most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.
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  1. ZILZIE 'SELECTION 23' MERLOT 2019
    As with all Zilzie wines, this represents outstanding value and superb quality for the price. Perfect every day wine from one of the oldest wine producing families in Australia. ... Learn More
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  2. FAMILY WINE GROWERS PINOT GRIGIO 2020
    Seafood and salads will be infinitely better this summer with a glass of this fantastic dry white.We're very confident that there is no better dry white wine available in Australia anywhere near this price. The nose shows ripe apple ... Learn More
  3. FAMILY WINE GROWERS CABERNET MERLOT 2019
    A very fruity nose showing notes of dark berry, plum, herb and cedar. Juicy red and black berry fruits on the palate with smooth tannins. A delicious, easy-drinking wine which represents truly outstanding value for money. ... Learn More
  4. ZILZIE 'SELECTION 23' MOSCATO 2019
    Want something to dazzle your taste buds? Want something fruity, with a hint of spritz and a zingy citrus finish? Want something light in alcohol? You want the SELECTION 23 Moscato. It's all of those things and so much more. Your ... Learn More
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  5. FAMILY WINE GROWERS SHIRAZ 2019
    The perfect house red, such a good drink. 20% of the Shiraz in this wine comes from a 60 year old dry grown vineyard in the Barossa Valley - the remaining from family owned vineyards in northern Victoria. Wonderfully soft aromas of ... Learn More
  6. ZILZIE 'SELECTION 23' MOSCATO 2018
    Want something to dazzle your taste buds? Want something fruity, with a hint of spritz and a zingy citrus finish? Want something light in alcohol? You want the SELECTION 23 Moscato. It's all of those things and so much more. Your ... Learn More
  7. ZILZIE 'YARRA VALLEY' CHARDONNAY 2019
    The Zilzie Regional Collection showcases textbook examples of varietal & regional expressions whilst being excellent value for money. This delicious chardonnay exhibits typically Yarra Valley aromas of citrus, peach and nectarine with subtle vanillin and barrel fermentation characters. The palate shows ... Learn More
  8. All Saints Estate Moscato 2019
    With wonderful sweet grapey flavour it is best to drink whilst young and fresh. This wine is light and packed with crisp, grapey flavour and hints of pear and honeysuckle. Its lush ripe fruit is complemented by tingly bubbles or ‘ ... Learn More
  9. QUEALY 'FIONULA' PINOT GRIGIO 2019
    Made by Kathleen Quealy - the Queen of Aussie Pinot Grigio. The fruit is sourced from the Schriber Vineyard located near the town of Mildura in the Murray Darling. It is a family owned and run property situated on the ... Learn More
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  10. Tread Softly Premium Pinot Noir 2020 (Low Alc.)
    Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had ... Learn More
  11. QUEALY 'FIONULA' PINOT GRIGIO 2020
    Made by Kathleen Quealy - the Queen of Aussie Pinot Grigio. The fruit is sourced from the Schriber Vineyard located near the town of Mildura in the Murray Darling. It is a family owned and run property situated on the ... Learn More
  12. All Saints The Keep Tawny Port Nv
    A tawny colour with a hint of red. The aroma is a mix of ripe berry fruit and rancio characters from extended barrel maturation. On the palate there is ripe fruit giving a generous mouth feel with hints of vanilla ... Learn More
  13. BLUE PYRENEES SHIRAZ 2014
    Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits 2017 Best Value Awards ... Learn More
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  14. Airlie Bank Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    A fairly vigorous fruit thinning was called for in 2019, with about 20% of the crop removed. The remaining fruit was picked early from Block 10 on the Napoleone vineyard, just before maturity. Pressed hard, then fermented warm on full solids in old ... Learn More
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  15. DELATITE 'ESTATE' RIESLING 2018
    The perfumed nose hints at a wine that may be sweet but the palate shows that this is a classic dry Riesling with a crisp and clean finish. Alluring in it’s youth but it will amply reward cellaring for ... Learn More
  16. DELATITE 'DEAD MAN'S HILL' GEWURZTRAMINER 2018
    The perfumed nose hints at a wine that may be sweet but the palate shows that this is a classic dry Gewurztraminer with a crisp and clean finish. Alluring in it’s youth but it will amply reward cellaring for ... Learn More
  17. THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE PINOT GRIS 2020
    Pale in colour with radiant green and yellow hues. Freshly cut pear, lemons, ginger and faint pine needle aromas lead to a mouth-filling burst of fruit flavour. Pear, green apple, light spices and white flowers on the palate are pulled ... Learn More
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  18. Aurelia Prosecco Nv
    An ideal style for celebrations and warm evenings, Aurelia Prosecco displays a spritzy, fine bead of bubbles and a delicate pale straw colour. It is soft on the palate with delightful pear and citrus blossom notes and a fruity, floral ... Learn More
    Aurelia Prosecco Nv
    $19.99 Per item
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  19. TYRRELL'S 'RUFUS STONE' HEATHCOTE SHIRAZ 2018
    The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. Classic Heathcote Shiraz, the nose is full of regional ripe plum, dark cherries with a pinch of white pepper and sweet vanilla. A rich full wine with a complex structure ... Learn More
  20. THE HARE & THE TORTOISE PINOT GRIS 2019
    Pale in colour with radiant green and yellow hues. Freshly cut pear, lemons, ginger and faint pine needle aromas lead to a mouth-filling burst of fruit flavour. Pear, green apple, light spices and white flowers on the palate are pulled ... Learn More
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  21. THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE PINOT NOIR 2019
    Finding quality Pinot Noir under $20 can prove a difficult task - so imagine our excitement when this gem arrived in the hands of our tasting panel! Lifted, pretty nose displaying typical Yarra Valley Pinot characters. Pretty fruit, with a hint ... Learn More
  22. WICKHAMS ROAD GIPPSLAND PINOT NOIR 2018
    Made by the Hoddles Creek team; the Wickhams Road wines are made with the same philosophy used with Hoddles Creek and sourced from the same vineyards ... Learn More
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  23. DELATITE 'DEAD MAN'S HILL' GEWURZTRAMINER 2017
    The perfumed nose hints at a wine that may be sweet but the palate shows that this is a classic dry Gewurztraminer with a crisp and clean finish. Alluring in it’s youth but it will amply reward cellaring for ... Learn More
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  24. SEPPELT 'ORIGINAL' SPARKLING SHIRAZ NV
    From Treasury Wine Estates regarding the wine now being a NV rather than a wine from a specific vintage: "We are making this change to deliver more complexity and consistency year on year. By combining vintages we are creating a ... Learn More
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  25. PIZZINI PROSECCO NV
    This wine is a light straw colour with lime hues. The nose explodes from the glass with sweet sherbet, lemon, lime and jasmine aromas. The palate is creamy and refreshingly zingy with lemon, lime acidity. Apples and hints of ripe ... Learn More
    PIZZINI PROSECCO NV
    $21.51 Per item
  26. Airlie Bank Pinot Noir 2020
    A medium bodied palate with vibrant cherry and plum flavours. Hints of spice and oak. Cherry and plum aromas, with light smokiness, spice and floral notes. So much drinking pleasure to be had in this bright fruited Pinot Noir! Buy ... Learn More
  27. Tread Softly Yarra Valley Premium Chardonnay 2020 (Low Alc.)
    Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, freshly flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a ... Learn More
  28. Tread Softly Yarra Valley Premium Rose 2020 (Low Alc.)
    Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, freshly flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a ... Learn More
  29. PUNT ROAD CHARDONNAY 2019
    Yarra Valley Chardonnay done very well under the watch of Punt Road's Tim Shand. This is such an exceptional Chardonnay at the price - fruit quality, balance, refreshment and extraordinary length of flavour. Notes of lime pith and stone fruit. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  30. Airlie Bank Cuvee Sparkling Nv
    An everyday drinking style, fresh and vibrant with a focused palate of apple blossom and citrus characters with complex brioche notes. Aromas of citrus fruits and subtle apricot, complemented by a doughy, bready complexity. A blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  31. BESTS BIN 1 SHIRAZ 2018
    With the inevitable scarcity of Best’s Thomson Family and Bin No. 0 Shiraz wines, Bin No. 1 Shiraz is the wine that gives people their first taste of our style of Great Western Shiraz. Made from Best’s own vineyards as ... Learn More
  32. MONTEVECCHIO MOSCATO 2019
    A refreshing, light and fruity wine. Honeysuckle and elderflower, lychee and rosewater aromas. Just a hint of spritz, allowing the bright sherbet, elderflower and honeysuckle flavours of the moscato giallo grape to take centre stage. It balances sweetness, acidity and ... Learn More
  33. All Saints Marsanne 2018
    A crisp, refreshing wine packed with distinctive Marsanne fruit flavours of lemon, peach and honey. Light to medium bodied with a minerally character and good acid on the finish which provides great structure and ensures it is very food-friendly ... Learn More
  34. MONTEVECCHIO MOSCATO 2018
    A refreshing, light and fruity wine. Honeysuckle and elderflower, lychee and rosewater aromas. Just a hint of spritz, allowing the bright sherbet, elderflower and honeysuckle flavours of the moscato giallo grape to take centre stage. It balances sweetness, acidity and ... Learn More
  35. CHALMERS WINES ROSATO 2019
    The Chalmers Rosato is made from mostly Aglianico with a splash of Nero d’Avola and Sagrantino. All three varieties are growing on the prized top block at the Heathcote vineyard which is a complex rocky site with green basalt, ... Learn More
  36. YABBY LAKE SINGLE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2019 (375ML)
    Defined by its citrus blossom aromatic lift and precise long, lingering finish. Characteristic pristine, pure and intense aroma. The palate is poised and complex. Tightly wound together with a precise minerality, the wine has beautiful line and length. Each parcel ... Learn More
  37. NUNC YARRA VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2018
    This newly-minted Yarra Valley label is sourced and crafted by Arfion and Salo maestro Dave Mackintosh. The name is taken from the famous line by Latin poet Horace: “Nunc est bibendum” (“Now is the time for drinking”). And that's exactly ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  38. CHALMERS WINES ROSATO 2018
    The Chalmers Rosato is made from mostly Aglianico with a splash of Nero d’Avola and Sagrantino. All three varieties are growing on the prized top block at the Heathcote vineyard which is a complex rocky site with green basalt, ... Learn More
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  39. SHADOWFAX MINNOW ROSE 2019
    Moderate rains over winter and spring meant modest vegetative growth in our dry grown Werribee Minnow vineyard, but consistently warm temperatures meant fruit was harvested with great flavour and concentration. The Pinot Noir and Cinsault had superb aromatics, with the ... Learn More
  40. Arfion Pinot Grigio 2020
    In the Yarra Valley, our soils produce a style of wine that naturally sits between the styles of our old world counterparts of Italy and France. We call this wine Pinot grigio because it’s dry with an acid backbone ... Learn More
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