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Wine regions

High Country

  • Boyntons Feathertop Winery, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Come for King Valley icons, taste exquisite 100-year-old muscat in Rutherglen, and discover new favourite wines in family-run boutique wineries in the Alpine Valleys and other High Country wine regions.

One region, eight styles
You'll quaff a different style in each of the High Country's eight wine regions, depending on different climates, topography and history.

Try some of Australia's finest chardonnay at Giaconda in Beechworth and then visit Rutherglen, internationally revered for its fortifieds. Feeling adventurous? Explore the Alpine Valleys' small vineyards, which turn out 33 different grape varieties ranging from traditional shiraz through to sauvignon vert and nebbiolo.

The Med in the valleys
Find a small slice of the Mediterranean in the King Valley, where the Pizzinis, Dal Zottos and other families draw on heritage to set trends with Italian varietals, including prosecco, pinot grigio, and sangiovese. Stop in at these independent wineries and with luck the winemakers will be there to guide your tasting.

Wine with characters
Meet the characters whose passion and entrepreneurial spirit have influenced the quality of High Country wines. Milawa's Brown brothers continue to make world-class wines, while Rutherglen's Campbells, Chambers and Morris families pass their knowledge through generations.