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There are five distinct regions in central Victoria, each with markedly different scenery, altitudes and climates, resulting in different winemaking strengths.

The Goulburn Valley stretches from Seymour in the south to the Murray River in the north, encompassing lush, fertile farmland and the humid, water-abundant sub-region of Nagambie Lakes, famed for its Rhône varietals. To the west is shiraz country, in the sinewy hills around the historic gold-mining town of Bendigo, and among the box ironbark forests around Heathcote.

To the east, the magnificently wild Strathbogie Ranges and high country of Upper Goulburn produce beautiful, cool climate white and sparkling wines of great balance and finesse.

The diversity of central Victoria’s wines gives some hint of the amazing abundance of food to be discovered in the area. Lamb, beef, fruit, cheese, nuts and vegetables all thrive here, giving local chefs an incredible palette of flavour with which to create delicious, regional dishes.

Vineyard in the Goldfields


As with other regional centres, Bendigos history is strongly linked to the 19th century gold rush. It is red wine country, producing magnificent shiraz and rich cabernet.


The friendly region of Heathcote has a reputation for producing some very fine shiraz. Served with regional food and a healthy dose of country hospitality, youre in for a memorable experience.

Goulburn Valley winery

Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn Valley wine region is a huge area stretching from Seymour in central Victoria up to Echuca on the Murray River. Warm summers and good rainfall make this a fertile area.

Strathbogie Ranges

Explore boutique wineries hidden in the high country, an ideal region for sparkling and delicate table wines. The region is renowned for chardonnay of great weight and richness, crisp riesling and superb sparkling wine.

Ripened grapes

Upper Goulburn

Explore the cold climate Upper Goulburn wine region stretching from Yea to Mount Buller to Alexandra.

Nearby Attractions


Discover the riches of the Goldfields. Visit some of Australia's best regional art galleries, uncover homegrown talents at local exhibits, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops across the region.


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