Strathbogie Ranges is a relatively recent addition to Victoria’s wine industry. The region, some 70 miles (110km) northwest of Melbourne, had its first vineyards planted in the 1960s, a good century after much of the rest of the Australian state. Its position among the mountains gives it a cool climate, and Strathbogie Ranges’ most prominent grape varieties include Chardonnay and Riesling, as well as the ubiquitous Shiraz.
The region lies in a range of mountains just north of the Great Dividing Range, separated by a couple of river valleys. These mountains represent an ancient granitic uprising that has since eroded to form Strathbogie Ranges’ current undulating topography, which ranges from the high peaks of Mount Strathbogie itself to the flatter land around the town of Euroa. Goulburn Valley lies to the north of the region.