Goulburn Valley Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries within this wine region. Use our 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.

Discover the wine and wineries of the Goulburn Valley

Discover the Goulburn Valley with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

The story of the establishment of viticulture in the Goulburn Valley has all the ingredients for a television epic: high-stakes gambling, initial failure, glory and premature death quickly followed by overnight success. The success was that of a syndicate headed by R. H. Horne and John Pinney Bear, which in 1860 raised 25 000 pounds sterling ($50 000) for the purpose of forming the company to be entitled ‘The Tahbilk Vineyard Proprietary’.

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Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
  • Altitude:
    130–350 m
  • Heat degree days:
  • Growing season rainfall:
    250 mm
  • Mean January temp:
  • Harvest:
    Early March to early May
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Spring frost

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