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Zones of

Victoria

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Northwest Victoria
(Murray Darling - Swan Hill)
*both are also in Big Rivers Zone, NSW

Central Victoria
Bendigo - Heathcote - Strathbogie Ranges
Upper Goulburn Valley - Goulburn Valley*
(*has Nagambie Lakes sub-region)

Northeast Victoria
Rutherglen - Beechworth - Glenrowan
Alpine Valleys - King Valley

Western Victoria
Pyrenees - Henty - Grampians*
(*has Great Western sub-region)

Port Phillip
Macedon Ranges - Sunbury - Yarra Valley
Geelong - Mornington Peninsula

Gippsland

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Topaque is made in what region?

From what grape?

Rutherglen GI

(North East Victoria Zone)

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Made from Muscadelle

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Where would you find

Seppelt?

Great Western
(sub-region of Grampians)

Western Victoria Zone

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Where would you find

Bindi?

Macedon Ranges
(region)

Port Phillip Zone

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Where would you find

Giaconda?

Beechworth Ranges
(region)

Northeastern Zone

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Where would you find

Tahbilk?

Nagambie Lakes
Sub-Region

Gouldburn Valley,
Central Victoria Zone

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Where would you find

By Farr?

Geelong
(region)

Port Phillip Zone

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Regions of

Northwest Victoria Zone
{VIC}

[north-south]

MS
Mostly South

Murray Darling
(also in Big Rivers, NSW)

Swan Hill
(also in Big Rivers, NSW)

Note:
- Both are located on the Murray River which is the border of VIC & NSW

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Regions of

Northeast Victoria Zone
{VIC}

[north-south]

RBG-AK
Really Big Gun
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Rutherglen

Beechworth

Glenrowan

Alpine Valleys

King Valley

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Regions of

Central Victoria Zone
{VIC}

[west-east]

BH-GSU
Be-Hind
General Services Unit

Bendigo

Heathcote

Goulburn Valley*
(*has Nagambie Lakes sub-region)

Strathbogie Ranges

Upper Goulburn Valley

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Sub Region of

Goulburn Valley Region

Nagambie Lakes

(Chateau Tahbilk is located here)

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What Region lies
in-between the Regions of

Goulburn
&
Upper Goulburn?

Strathbogie Ranges Region

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Members of

Muscat of Rutherglen Network

CR-CRAMPS!!

Campbells

Rutherglen Estates

Chambers

RL Buller & Son

All Saints

Morris

Pfeiffer

Stanton & Kileen
(Syriana!  these are the two oil companies)

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What is the

Muscat of Rutherglen Network?

Producers Syndicate for Rutherglen Brown Muscat.

Made only from Muscat a Petite Grains Rouge!!!

- Voluntary organization
(kind of like a watered down VDP)

Producers are enitled to use this logo:

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Classification
"requirements" of

Rutherglen Muscat
(regular)

180-240 g/l RS

5 years old

(explorerutherglen.com says: 3-5)

~ showcases the orange and rosy aromatics of young Muscat

Note:
- These ages work just like Tawny Port ages, though. There is no real regulation or oversight. Producers work basically on the honor system.

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Classification
"requirements" of

Classic Muscat

200-280 g/l RS

10 years old

(explorerutherglen.com.au says: 6-10)

~ retains intense varietal aroma, but adds concentration and slight rancio tones

Note:
- These ages work just like Tawny Port ages, though. There is no real regulation or oversight. Producers work basically on the honor system.

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Classification
"requirements" of

Grand Muscat

270-400 g/l RS

15 years old

(explorerutherglen.com.au says: 11-19)

~ the wines take on decidedly more oxidative tones and begin to show mature rancio character

Note:
- These ages work just like Tawny Port ages, though. There is no real regulation or oversight. Producers work basically on the honor system.

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Classification
"requirements" of

Rare Muscat

270-400 g/l RS

20+ years old

~ oldest, sweetest, most concentrated, and most viscous

Note:
- These ages work just like Tawny Port ages, though. There is no real regulation or oversight. Producers work basically on the honor system.

explorerutherglen.com.au

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All Desigantions of

Rutherglen Muscat

Rutherglen Muscat 
- (5 years ~ 180-240 g/l RS)
showcases the orange and rosy aromatics of young Muscat

Classic Muscat 
- (10 years ~ 200-280 g/l RS)
retains intense varietal aroma, but adds concentration and slight rancio tones

Grand Muscat 
- (15 years ~ 270-400 g/l RS)
the wines take on decidedly more oxidative tones and begin to show mature rancio character

Rare Muscat 
- (20+ years ~ 270-400 g/l RS)
oldest, sweetest, most concentrated, and most viscous

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Regions of

Western Victoria Zone
{VIC}

[north-south]

PGH
Pretty Grumpy Hen!

Pyrenees

Grampians (*1)
(*Great Western sub-region)

Henty

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Sub Region of

Grampians Region

[Western Victoria Zone]

Great Western

(Seppelt is located here)

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Regions of

Port Phillip Zone
{VIC}

[north-south]

GM-YSM
My Sweet Young
Guillable Maidens

Macedon Ranges

Sunbury

Yarra Valley

Geelong*

Mornington Peninsula

*Geelong has 3 un-official sub-regions:
- Surf Coast/Otways
- Bellarine
- Moorabool Valley

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Sub-Regions of

Geelong GI

[north-south]

BMS

Bellarine
(north of city of Geelong)

Moorabool Valley
(on peninsula east of city of Geelong)

Surf Coast / Otways
(whole coast southwest of city of Geelong)

Note:
- these are un-official

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What body of water separates

Victoria & Tasmania?

Bass Strait

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Most planted varieties of

Yarra Valley?

White:
Chardonnay

Red:
Pinot Noir

Notes:
- Together they account for more than 50% of all grapes planted here
- Overall, red vines outnumber white vines the region overall.

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Where is

Central Victoria?

Zone of
Victoria

Has 5 Regions:
(GSU-HB)
Bendigo
Heathcote
Gouldbourn Valley (*1 sub-zone)
Strathbogie Ranges
Upper Gouldbourn Valley

(*Nagambie Lakes is sub-zone)

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Where is

Grampians?

Region of
Western Victoria Zone

Has 1 Sub-Region:
Great Western

Note:
- Seppelt is located in Great Western

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Where is

Goulburn Valley?

Region of
Central Victoria Zone

Has 1 Sub-Region:
Nagambie Lakes

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Where is

Western Victoria?

Zone of
Victoria

Has 3 Regions:
(PGH)
Pyrenees
Grampians (*1)
Henty

(*Great Western is sub-region)

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Where is

Mornington Peninsula?

Region of
Port Phillip Zone

Southeast of Melbourne

Great Producers:
- Main Ridge Estate
- Tuck's Ridge
- Paringa Estate
- Stonier

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Where is

Macedon Ranges?

Region of
Port Phillip Zone

Northwest of Sunbury;
which is Northwest of Melbourne.

Note:
- Bindi is located here

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Where is

Northwest Victoria?

Zone of
Victoria

Has 2 Regions:
(MS)
(both are also in NSW)

Murray Darling
Swan Hill

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Where is

Henty?

Region of
Western Victoria Zone

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Where is

Upper Goulburn Valley?

Region of
Central Victoria Zone

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Where is

Yarra Valley?

Region of
Port Phillip Zone

VERY LARGE region to the
East by Northeast of Melbourne.

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Discuss Yarra Valley's Zones

Two Zones:
- Lower Yarra Valley (in the North)
- Upper Yarra Valley (in the South)

Lower Yarra:
- warmer
- ancient, sandy loam soils
- Pinot Noir is plumper and less aromatic than in Upper YV

Upper Yarra:
- cooler
- higher-elevation
- young, red basalt soils
- Pinot Noir is more defined and mineral than in Lower YV

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Where is

King Valley?

Region of
Northeast Victoria Zone

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Where is

Sunbury?

Region of
Port Phillip Zone

Nortwest of Melbourne.

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Where is

Nagambie Lakes?

Sub-Region of
Goudbourn Valley

in Central Victoria Zone

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Where is

Northeast Victoria?

Zone of
Victoria

Has 5 Regions:
(RBG-AK)
(Really Big Gun, AK)

Rutherglen
Beechworth
Glenrowan
Alpine Valleys
King Valley

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Where is

Geelong?

Region of
Port Phillip Zone

Southwest of Melbourne

has 3 un-official sub-regions:
Surf Coast/Otways
Bellarine
​- Moorabool Valley

Notes:
- driest GI in the Port Phillip zone
- ravaged by Phylloxera in the late 19th century (first appeared here in 1877)
- declared Phylloxera free in 2012!!

Best Producers:
- By Farr (Gary Farr)
- Bannockburn (no relation to the NZ region in Otago)

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Where is

Port Phillip?

Zone of
Victoria

Wraps around Melbourne
like a horseshoe.

Has 5 Regions:
(MSYGM)
Macedon Ranges
Sunbury
Yarra Valley
Geelong
Mornington Peninsula

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Where is

Gippsland?

Zone of
Victoria

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Where is

Great Western?

Sub-Region of
Grampians

Western Victoria Zone

Note:
- Seppelt is located here

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Where is

Swan Hill?

Region of
Northwest Victoria Zone

Note:
- Also extends across the Murray River into Big Rivers Zone, NSW
- so does Murray Darling
- Warmest zone in Victoria, along with Murray Darling

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Where is

Bendigo?

Region of
Central Victoria Zone

Great Producers:
- Balgownie Estate

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Where is

Heathcote?

Region of
Central Victoria Zone

Great Producers:
- Jasper Hill
- Heathcote Estate

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Where is

Strathbogie Ranges?

Region of
Central Victoria Zone

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Where is

Pyrenees?

Region of
Western Victoria Zone

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Where is

Murray Darling?

Region of
Northwest Victoria Zone

Note:
- Also extends across the Murray River into Big Rivers Zone, NSW
- so does Swan Hill
- Warmest zone in Victoria, along with Swan Hill

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Where is

Beechworth?

Region of
Northeast Victoria Zone

Note:
Giaconda is here!

 

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Where is

Glenrowan?

Region of
Northeast Victoria Zone

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Where is

Rutherglen?

Region of
Northeast Victoria Zone

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Where is

Alpine Valleys?

Region of
Northeast Victoria Zone

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