Wine Regions

Wine Regions near bright

Alpine Valleys Wine Region

Experience the hot summer days and cool nights that make such distinctive wines around the four valleys created by the Ovens, Buffalo, Buckland and Kiewa rivers. Dine alfresco and spend the afternoon sampling local varieties while taking in stunning valley views. Don't forget the micro-breweries as well!

 

The unique sub-alpine conditions produce wines of great elegance, with intense fruit characters and high natural acidity. The multitude of microclimates in the Alpine Valleys have allowed 33 different grape varieties ranging from traditional chardonnay and shiraz through to less common grapes such as sauvignon vert and nebbiolo to be successfully grown on its hillsides and valleys.

 

 

Click on the links below to find out more information about the wineries in our area - 

 

Billy Button Wines

Ringer Reef

Feathertop Winery

Eaglerange Estate

Michelini Wines

Gapsted Wines

Bright Brewery

 

 

King Valley Wine Region & Milawa Gourmet Food Region

The King Valley is remarkable for its imaginiative use of alternative grape varieties by winemakers who long ago recognised the regions cool-climate potential. The mix of steep slopes, soil types and micro climates provide a mosaic of vineyard opportunities for inquisitive winemakers to explore and develop the varieties and wine styles that are the hallmark of the regions wines. Many cellar doors are open seven days in the King Valley, some having their own restaurants with a distinct Italian flavour.  

 

The King Valley is a great place to call in on the way to Bright or on the way home. At the same time also visit the Milawa Gourmet Food region - Milawa Cheese Factory, Milawa Mustards and The Olive Shop. The King River Cafe (also in Snow Rd, Oxley) is another popular place (with good ambience) for lunch or morning or afternoon tea.

Rutherglen Wine Region

Rutherglen is home to more than twenty wineries, spanning from 150 year old household names, to newcomers to the region, just beginning to forge their own history. 

 

Most are family owned, boutique operations and all share a belief that quality is more important than quantity. Such is the focus on producing great wine that James Halliday, Australia's most revered wine commentator, has awarded no less than eight Rutherglen wineries a five red star rating, placing them at the forefront of the Australian wine industry. 

Beechworth Wine Region

Some of Australia's best chardonnay is grown in Beechworth by boutique growers – the most acclaimed being Giaconda, but the region also produces renowned pinot noir and other cool-climate varietals. Visit cellar doors and sample the best of the region with stunning backdrops and views out to Mt Buffalo.

 

An easy day trip from Bright.

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