Alpine Valleys Wine Region
Below are details about thewine region of VIC. You can refine your search results by searching any of the links below.
|Growing Season Rainfall||425mm|
|Mean January Temperature||21.3˚C|
|Harvest||February to mid April|
|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...READ 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, 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.
Wine VarietyAll · Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends · Chardonnay and Blends · Dessert Wine · Fortified Wine · Merlot and Blends · Other Reds · Other Whites · Pinot Gris and Blends · Pinot Noir and Blends · Riesling and Blends · Rosé · Sauvignon Blanc and Blends · Sauvignon Blanc Semillon · Semillon and Blends · Shiraz and Blends · Sparkling Red · Sparkling Rosé · Sparkling White
Wine VintageAny · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 · 2004 · 2003 · 2002 · 2001 · 2000 · 1999 · 1998 · 1996 · 1995 · 1994 · NV
Buy Alpine Valleys, VIC, Australia Wines Online
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...
|RRP: $20.00||| OUR PRICE : $16.50|
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 ...
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...
|RRP: $17.00||| OUR PRICE : $12.99|
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. ...
|RRP: $17.50||| OUR PRICE : $13.50|
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 ...
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...
|RRP: $23.00||| OUR PRICE : $19.99|
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...