Beechworth Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Beechworth wine region of Victoria. Use our Beechworth region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    36°21’S
  • Altitude:
    300–720 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1240–1687
  • Growing season rainfall:
    370–550 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    19.9–20.4°C
  • Harvest:
    Mid March to end April
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Drought

Discover the wine and wineries of Beechworth

Discover Beechworth with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Beechworth had a dazzling start in the nineteenth century, and there are those who believe its twenty-first century future is every bit as bright; if they are right, it will prove that size does not matter, for the region is a mere pocket handkerchief compared to (say) Geelong. The town of Beechworth was built with gold, discovered in March 1852, the year before the town was proclaimed. Perched precariously on a steep hillside with streets plunging at precipitous, unexpected angles, its stone buildings and array of exotic (European) trees are a sight to behold in autumn.


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