Take a trip to the sprawling Goulburn Valley wine region, an area stretching from Seymour in central Victoria right up to Echuca on the Murray River.
The perfect combination
The mild weather, abundant water and sandy soils have enabled the valley and the sub-region of Nagambie Lakes to consistently produce award-winning wines since the 1860s. To try some of the region's best new labels, visit wineries in the emerging New South Wales wine region of Perricoota.
Take a tour of the Tahbilk Winery and Vineyard, one of the oldest in the country and a must visit destination for Australian wine lovers. Established in 1860, Tahbilk pioneered the area's affinity with Rhône varietals such as marsanne, shiraz and rousanne. Be sure to taste some of the region's famous buttery rich chardonnay.
As well as vineyards, prolific orchards grow apples, pears, peaches and other stone fruits, so watch out for the farm gate sales for farm fresh produce.