Top 100 white wines of Gippsland

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Gippsland of Gippsland as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular of Gippsland and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Gippsland

The wine region of Gippsland is located in the region of Victoria of Australia. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Bass Phillip or the Domaine William Downie produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Gippsland are Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Gippsland often reveals types of flavors of cherry, earth or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, floral or black fruit.

In the mouth of Gippsland is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 44 estates and châteaux in the of Gippsland, producing 144 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Gippsland go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison).

Discover the grape variety: Pinot gris

Pinot Gris is a grey grape variety mutated from Pinot Noir. It has its origins in Burgundy, where it is called pinot-beurot in reference to the colour of the grey robes worn by the monks of the region. Established in Alsace since the 17th century, pinot gris was called tokay until 2007. It is made up of bunches of small berries that vary in colour from pink to blue-grey. It is particularly well suited to the continental climate because it is resistant to the cold in winter and to spring frosts. This variety also likes dry limestone soils with plenty of sunshine in the summer. Pinot Gris is well suited to late harvesting or to the selection of noble grapes, depending on the year and the concentration of sugars in the berries. Pinot Gris wines are distinguished by their aromatic complexity of white fruits, mushrooms, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, etc., and their great finesse. In the Loire Valley, pinot gris is used in the Coteaux-d'Ancenis appellations. It gives dry or sweet wines with pear and peach aromas.

News from the vineyard of Gippsland

Top Australian winery Giant Steps gets new head winemaker

Australia’s Giant Steps said that Melanie Chester joined the winery as head of winemaking and viticulture on 25 November. It marks a new chapter for one of the leading wineries in Yarra Valley, Victoria. Steve Flamsteed, who joined Giant Steps as chief winemaker in 2003, will step back from the cellar – although he is expected to continue working closely with the team. Working alongside winery founder Phil Sexton, Flamsteed has played a major role in developing Giant Steps’ reputation for excell ...

Nomad winemaker: Why I make wine in Spain

When I started my nomadic winemaking project, in 2018 at Niepoort Vinhos in Portugal’s Douro region, I had no idea how large a part Spain would go on to play – I certainly never intended to make it the locus of my project. So how did it happen? Yes, there was an element of chance and taking opportunities where they arose. But also, among the talented winemakers to whom I pitched collaborations, I sensed an openness and a readiness to collaborate which seemed particular to Spain. Held in June las ...

Hitting the right note

Last year, there was much mirth on wine Twitter about a particularly excruciating tasting note. You’re right. The wine trade needs to get out more. But still… this one was a beauty. It began well enough – really quite beautiful, in fact. But before long the imaginative descriptions were getting more ornate and strained. It moved from poetic to meaningless before finishing with a reference to Burnt Norton – the first of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets – that put it firmly in Private Eye magazine’s ...