Shiraz Central
Shiraz Central

Welcome to
Shiraz Central

Where we are

We are Victoria’s Shiraz Central, starting at the Macedon Ranges only 60 minutes drive north from Melbourne and meandering through spectacular wine-growing country, provincial gold rush cities and the stunning vistas of the Grampians and Australian Pyrenees Ranges. You can also find us along the Great Southern Touring Route, or take a one and a half hour plane hop from Sydney to Bendigo.

What we’re known for

Highly approachable new style of cool, spiced Australian Shiraz.

Our position in the highlands and valleys of the southern tip of the Great Dividing Range creates long sunny days and cool nights, which nurtures slow-ripening grapes that produce Shiraz which we describe as complex, finessed, silky and highly approachable.

What makes us something worth travelling for

We are a well-awarded wine destination featuring over 250 wineries and over 100 cellar doors; all immersed within the natural diversity of wild Australian landscape. We offer a fresher and more quintessentially Australian experience than the usual manicured wine regions.

Here people will enjoy a warm welcome from our locals in villages and cities along with an intimate, personal winery experience from our independent, local winemakers.

Shiraz Central
  • 250 wineries
  • 120 cellar doors
  • Two contemporary and cultural provincial
    cities – Bendigo and Ballarat
  • Over 30 regional towns dotted through the region
We are the
pioneers of complex,
approachable cool
spiced Shiraz
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Our trailblazing
spirit is alive in our
wine and culinary
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We are
the diverse, wild
heart of Victoria
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We care for our
precious natural
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Where long sunny days and cool highland nights nurture our slow-ripening red treasures, and pioneering winemakers work with nature to create a new, complex, finessed yet highly approachable style of cool, spiced Australian Shiraz.

Shiraz Central
Shiraz Central

We are the pioneers of complex, approachable cool, spiced Shiraz

“The heartland of cool- spiced Australian shiraz, Victoria’s wild and mountainous Central Highlands are finally emerging from the shadows of their warm climate cousins. An approachable new style of the grape – which progressive local winemakers have pioneered – cool-spiced shiraz eschews more traditional Old-World expressions.”
Chloe Cann