There’s a mixed influence that has made its mark on the food and wine in this alpine area of Victoria, and the varietals ahead demonstrate that diversity. If you’re after a region with plenty of options and something for everyone’s taste, High Country is the place to seek out.
Winemaker says: Aromas of blackberry and plum against a background of herbs and woody spices. This medium-bodied wine has flavours of dark berries, dark chocolate and spice, with mouth-watering acidity and fine, velvety tannins making it linger on the palate.
RRP $26 | 2022 | Chrismont
Winemaker says: Grapes from our 100-year-old vines are traditionally fermented with extended maceration on skins and then aged in American hogsheads, resulting in a distinctively rich Rutherglen style.
RRP $45 | 2037 | Buller Wines
Winemaker says: This elegant blend is a truly harmonious white wine, complex and incredibly rich. It’s a fantastic food wine that deserves a decadent meal to match.
RRP $32 | 2022 | Rutherglen Estates
2015 Gapsted Wines Limited Release Vintage Touriga
Winemaker says: Intense aromas of spicy raisins and juicy currants develop to include cherries and black fruits. The palate has layers of liquorice, textural tannins and mouth-filling blackberry flavours.
RRP $31 | 2038 | Gapsted Wines