Alpine Valleys Wine Region

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Alpine Valleys
Latitude 36˚31'S
Altitude 150-320m
Growing Season Rainfall 425mm
Mean January Temperature 21.3˚C
Harvest February to mid April
Wineries 13
Website www.alpinevalleys.com
Principle Grape Varieties Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz

About Alpine Valleys

This is a stunning wine region of clear mountain streams and breathtaking alpine wilderness. The snowy peaks of the Buffalo, Beauty, Feathertop and Bogong mountains form a striking backdrop. Alpine Valley is a high altitude region of boutique, coo...

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This is a stunning wine region of clear mountain streams and breathtaking alpine wilderness. The snowy peaks of the Buffalo, Beauty, Feathertop and Bogong mountains form a striking backdrop. Alpine Valley is a high altitude region of boutique, cool climate wines. The show stimulating intensity, brisk acidity and rain-soaked minerality. The premier wine styles include aromatic sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and minty Alpine merlot. Pinot noir and chardonnay are also used to produce sparkling styles. Shiraz and cabernet sauvignon are found on warmer sites at lower heights. Small plantings of Spanish and Italian varietals include pinot grigio, sangiovese, nebbiolo, barbera, tempranillo and marzemino.

The Alpine Valley region lies on the doorstep of north eastern Victoria’s famous snow and ski fields. It is actually comprised of four smaller valleys carved out by the Ovens, Kiewa, Buckland and Buffalo rivers. The main townships include Myrtleford, Bright and Porepunkah. First planted to vine in the 1850s, viticulture was revived largely in the 1970s. There are now over 850 ha under vine, lying at elevations of 150-600 metres. The region has a continental climate offset by high altitude. Cold nights and chilly alpine breezes combine to give a further cooling affect. Good rainfall and snow melt mean precious water is in abundant supply. A variety of soils include fertile alluvials, sandy loams and red brown duplex formed from granite.

The Alpine Valley is also home to Bright brewery and Boynton’s Brewing Co. The premium microbreweries make good use of the region’s crystal water and pristine mountain environment.

Vintage Ratings

2000
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2001
6
GOOD
8
GREAT
2002
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2003
4
ACCEPTABLE
4
ACCEPTABLE
2004
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
8
GREAT
10
OUTSTANDING
2006
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2007
3
DIFFICULT
3
DIFFICULT
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2010
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2011
4
ACCEPTABLE
6
GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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2012 Feathertop Sauvignon Blanc

It's fair to say that this bonny little savvy from Feathertop does not fall into the 'passionfruit bomb' category, which is a welcome change. It's ...

Winery: Feathertop | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $26.50 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2012 Mt Buff Prosecco

Hailing from the picturesque Alpine Valley in Victoria, this bright and bubbly prosecco is just the thing for a hot Summers day, or even as a party...

Winery: Mt Buff Wines | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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2008 Mt Buff Alpine Valley Merlot

From the cool slopes of Mt Buffalo (yes, the ski resort Mt Buffalo) this is a such a surprisingly savoury and well-built wine. We had our doubts (M...

Winery: Mt Buff Wines | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $17.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.99
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2010 Feathertop Merlot

Here's a brightly fruited, choc-coated wine you can crack open and drink with ease. Smells of plums, mint and mocha reach out of the glass and tug ...

Winery: Feathertop | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

This cute little savvy from Mt Buff is certainly in the buff. It's a naked wine that is devoid of the dressings of oak and other winemaker tricks. ...

Winery: Mt Buff Wines | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Feathertop Shiraz

Looking for a medium-bodied, savoury style of shiraz? Look no further. This offering from Feathertop out of Victoria has dark cherries and plums on...

Winery: Feathertop | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Mt Buff Durif

Here's another beasty wine from Mt Buff that is bound to satisfy big red lovers. It's a big, plush style with some generous oak, and shows smells o...

Winery: Mt Buff Wines | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Mt Buff The Ridge Merlot

Mt Buff might sound like a pumped-up bodybuilder, but it's an abbreviation of Mt Buffalo that overlooks the vineyards. In saying that, this is a bi...

Winery: Mt Buff Wines | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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$149 Super Mixed Dozen

There are mixed dozens and then there is the super mixed dozen - In this dozen - which you can get for almost half price - is a mixed bag of epic p...

Winery: | Region: Alpine Valleys| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $24.75 | OUR PRICE : $12.41 (49% OFF)
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