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The unique and relatively unknown region of the Strathbogie Ranges is perfect for those wanting to flee the big smoke and discover award winning wines among misty mornings, shady gum trees and picture-perfect sunsets in historic Ned Kelly country!
Only 100 kilometres north of Melbourne this highly diverse region incorporating farming land and forests, striking rocky outcrops, stunning vistas, glades and waterfalls, produces distinctive wines from over 25 vineyards.
The high altitude of the area (elevations of up to 600m), coupled with nutrient poor granitic soils and a cool climate, results in wines full of intense character and elegance as well as stunning views across the central Victorian plains.
As a growing wine region many smaller producers do not operate a cellar door. However, the nearby townships in and around Avenel and Nagambie have excellent wineries and eateries that serve local produce.
Strathbogie Ranges' modern wine history dates from the mid 1970s, when Dr Peter Tisdall planted a vineyard on the granite escarpment of Mt Helen.
Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz
A cool climate region with high altitudes and granite rich soils
125km north of Melbourne
For information on the wineries in this region, download the Strathbogie Ranges fact sheet.