Australia | Goulburn Valley
The Goulburn Valley wine region is located in northern Victoria and has a detailed history dating back to first vineyard plantings in 1860. The abundance of water, warm climate and sandy soils has enabled this region to consistently produce wine since the 1860s and boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.
The history of the Goulburn Valley is closely linked to the historic Tahbilk winery (formerly Chateau Tahbilk). The "old cellars" at Tahbilk were completed at the end of the 1860s and the "new cellar", sitting underneath the immaculately preserved wooden winery buildings, commenced in 1875. Tahbilk still produces a few hundred cases of wine each year from vines planted in the 1860s.
In addition to the world famous old vine Shiraz produced in the region, Goulburn Valley also boasts the oldest and largest plantings of Marsanne in the world. The Nagambie Lakes is a sub-region of the Goulburn Valley with its own geographical indication.