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Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Yarra Valley wine region

    The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region which occupys the eastern half of the Port Phillip viticultural zone in the diminutive state of Victoria.

    One of Australia's oldest and most celebrated wine regions, the earliest Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 1838. Development continued apace for the next 50 years, so that by the 1880s wine production here was in full swing. It was at about this time that the dreaded root-eating phylloxera mite arrived in Europe from the Americas, and began ravaging vineyards in almost every wine region there. The continued influx of European migrants to Australia made it inevitable that phylloxera would reach Australia, but the Yarra Valley was fortunate enough to escape almost completely unblemished.

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  • Port Phillip wine region

    The Port Phillip wine zone in the state of Victoria includes some of the best-known wine regions of Australia. It is located in the south-east of the country, surrounding Port Phillip Bay and the state capital, Melbourne. While its proximity to such a bustling city is a boon for the local wine industry, the wines produced in the Port Phi ... more

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