Invitation to Explore Victoria Reds with #WorldWineTravel

#WorldWineTravel Writers Move East to Victoria for Red Wines
April takes our virtual tour of Australia to Victoria and their red wines. Our writers will be searching out interesting stories and wines from this less well-known state to highlight as we all learn more about Australia and its wines!

Victoria Wine Region map courtesy of

Victoria Highlights
Victoria is one of six states in Australia, four of which produce wine. With 21 wine regions within, Victoria has a wide variety of climates supporting a similarly wide range of wines. The range extends from the hot/dry region of Murray Darling known for inexpensive grapes for large production wines to cool Yarra Valley, where high quality Pinto Noir grapes can be grown. Victoria’s largest city is Melbourne, acting as a good launching point for visitors.

Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula are closest to Melbourne and offer cool climate conditions, perfect for grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Grampians, Heathcote and King Valley offer warmer conditions, so Australia’s familiar reds – Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon all thrive here.

As mentioned above, Murray Darling is traditionally a high volume grape growing region, but recently, smaller producers have been staking out their own vineyards with a high quality approach.

Jamsheed is from Yarra Valley and MWC Shiraz is from the greater Victoria region

Join Us!
How to join with a blog article: Send me an email ( sharing you are in, include blog url and title, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. For those in our Facebook group, post your details as a reply to the invitation post.

Send your post title to me by Tuesday, April 19th end of day to be included in the preview post. Your title should include “#WorldWineTravel” added to the end of the title.

Include links to the other #WorldWineTravel March participants in your post, and a description of the event. I’ll provide the HTML code you can easily put in your initial post, which will link to people’s general blog url.

Publish your post between Friday April 22nd and 8:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, April 23rd.

Whether you post or not, we would love you to join our Twitter chat Saturday, April 23rd at 10am CDT, 17:00 CET using hashtag #WorldWineTravel

Once all the posts are live, I will send updated code so you can update your article with the permanent links to everyone’s #WorldWineTravel posts.

Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.

For More Australian Wine Information
Here are some additional resources on Australian wine to pique your interest

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  1. […] The #WorldWineTravel writers are indeed focusing on Red wines from Victoria this month.  Our fearless leader this month is Jeff Burrows of FoodWineClick. You can find his invitation post here. […]

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