Study Cards on victoria, australia, east

Where is the state of Victoria in Australia located. What are the climate influencers.
  • To the east of South Australia
  • Along the southern coast
  • Around Melbourne
  • home to Australian mainland's coolest vineyards
  • The west and east are influenced by the Great Dividing Range
  • Hottest area is North West Victoria Zone
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Victoria, Australia has 6 zones, which are they?
  1. Port Philip Zone
  2. Western Victoria
  3. Central Victoria
  4. North Eastern Victoria
  5. North West Victoria
  6. Gippsland
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In Victoria State, Australia, phylloxera is a threat. When did this arrive and what are the precautions?
  • 1830 first plantings in Yarra Valley
  • late 1800s in these regions
  • early 1960s recovery
  • Quarantine, biosecurity laws are in place
  • plantings of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks
  • replanting programmes
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What was Grampians (Western Victoria, Australia) formerly known as?
Great Western, now the name of a sub-region.
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Describe the grapes and grape growing conditions of Central Victoria Zone (Australia)
  • Warm, flat plains of Goulburn Valley, Bendigo and Heathcote
  • 84% black varieties: >50% is Shiraz (acidic feature of Heathcote)
  • Whites Rhône style: Rousanne, Marsanne, Viognier. And aromatic Riesling, Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay (upper Goulburn).
  • Heathcote: 160-320m, high diurnal range, calcareous red soil, dry farming common.
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Describe the climate and growing conditions of North East Victoria Zone
  • 200km inland from Melbourne
  • Continental climate
  • warm flat plains of Rutherglen (fortified wines, full bodied reds)
  • Cool upper - King Valley in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range
  • Grapes of Italian origin, sometimes Iberian
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What is specific about the grape varieties of North East Victoria Zone? Name some producers too.
  • After WOII Italian immigrants grew tobacco at first.
  • Then grapes: Pinot Grigio, Glera/Prosecco for sparkling.
  • Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo beside Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (most planted last two)
  • Producers: De Bortoli, Pizzini
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