Alpine Valleys

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Alpine Valleys
Latitude
Altitude
150-320m
Growing Season Rainfall
425mm
Mean January Temperature
21.3˚C
Harvest
February to mid April
Wineries
13
Website
Cracka Rating 0

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.

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2008 Mt Buff Durif

2008 Mt Buff Durif

Appearance: Deep Purple. Nose: Rich fruitcake, spice and chocolate. Palate: This wine displays a rich blended texture of sumptuous black fruits, strong tannins and vanillin oak resulting in a long well rounded velvety mouth feel.  Food: G...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2010 Feathertop Shiraz

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 the nose and palate all wrapped up in savoury goodness that is bound to go well with a range of foo...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2010 Feathertop Merlot

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 the nose hairs, whilst the palate is soft, smooth and sumptuous with a rich plummy centre, dusty tan...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys
2012 Feathertop Sauvignon Blanc

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 more citrus and gooseberries with a hints of grassiness on the nose, whilst the palate is light and ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2012 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

Appearance: Pale yellow with strong green reflections. Nose: Vibrant aromas of grass, sage and gooseberry with underling citrus and granite notes. Palate: Displays flavours of gooseberries and herbs, the palate fine, yet persistent with a fl...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2012 Mt Buff Prosecco

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 starter. It's only 11% alcohol, and it shows lots of appley characters on the nose, together with j...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys
2008 Mt Buff The Ridge Merlot

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 bit of a musclebound wine at 15.2% alcohol that displays lots of ultra-ripe plums and mocha on the nos...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys
2014 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

2014 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. It's pure fruit, and displays aromas of lemons, mowed grass and tropicals on the nose. The palate is...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2013 Mt Buff Alpine Valley Merlot

2013 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 (Merlot? From a ski field? Crazy talk!) but this is ripe, choc minty and genuinely full flavoured. A r...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2014 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

2014 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. It's pure fruit, and displays aromas of lemons, mowed grass and tropicals on the nose. The palate is...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2008 Robert Oatley Gold Band Shiraz

2008 Robert Oatley Gold Band Shiraz

This wine brings with it a touch of history. Fruit is sorced from the renown Wynns Ovens Valley vineyard, which was the 'go to' value wine for a few decades. This wine carries on that tradition. The aromas are of plums and darker fruits with a smi...

Cracka rating100
Region: Alpine Valleys
2009 Feathertop Shiraz

2009 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 the nose and palate all wrapped up in savoury goodness that is bound to go well with a range of foo...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2010 Rosedale Ridge Merlot Cabernet

2010 Rosedale Ridge Merlot Cabernet

Righto so the name doesn't sound all that impressive, in fact Rosedale Ridge sounds more like a retirement village than a winery name, but the juice in the bottle is actually rather likeable. What's so likeable about this you ask? It's juicy as...

Cracka rating60
Region: Alpine Valleys
NV Rosedale Ridge Reserve Brut

NV Rosedale Ridge Reserve Brut

Looking for party bubbly – then look no further than this sensational sparkling wine that will fit the bill for almost any occasion. Beach wedding, birthday shin dig or even just a Friday night tipple, it is absolutely guaranteed to please with it...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys
2013 Mt Buff Alpine Valley Merlot

2013 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 (Merlot? From a ski field? Crazy talk!) but this is ripe, choc minty and genuinely full flavoured. A r...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2014 Mt Buff Sauvignon Blanc

2014 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. It's pure fruit, and displays aromas of lemons, mowed grass and tropicals on the nose. The palate is...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
2010 Mt Buff Alpine Valley Merlot

2010 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 (Merlot? From a ski field? Crazy talk!) but this is ripe, choc minty and genuinely full flavoured. A r...

Cracka rating80
Region: Alpine Valleys
NV Victorian Alps Coldstone Sparkling Rose

NV Victorian Alps Coldstone Sparkling Rose

The bubbly is a rather pretty coloured wine with a pale pink hue that is very sexy indeed and aromas of strawberries and summer fruits. Underneath and it's quite a serious drop, a subtle and juicy style of pink bubbles with just a hint of sweetnes...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys
2010 Rosedale Ridge Merlot Cabernet

2010 Rosedale Ridge Merlot Cabernet

Righto so the name doesn't sound all that impressive, in fact Rosedale Ridge sounds more like a retirement village than a winery name, but the juice in the bottle is actually rather likeable. What's so likeable about this you ask? It's juicy as...

Cracka rating60
Region: Alpine Valleys
NV Victorian Alps Coldstone Sparkling Rose

NV Victorian Alps Coldstone Sparkling Rose

The bubbly is a rather pretty coloured wine with a pale pink hue that is very sexy indeed and aromas of strawberries and summer fruits. Underneath and it's quite a serious drop, a subtle and juicy style of pink bubbles with just a hint of sweetnes...

Cracka rating70
Region: Alpine Valleys