Glenrowan wine region

The Glenrowan wine region is a wine growing region in the Australian state of Victoria, including the town of Glenrowan.

Wine region
TypeAustralian Geographical Indication
Year established2003
Part ofNorth East Victoria
Heat units1750[1]
Precipitation (annual average)310[1]
No. of vineyards13
Varietals producedShiraz[2]
No. of wineries7
Wine producedShiraz, fortified wine[2]

"Glenrowan" was entered in the Register of Protected Names on 14 October 2003 as the name of a region.[3]

The region surrounds Lake Mokoan and includes the towns of Glenrowan, Winton, Thoona and the western part of Wangaratta and northeastern part of Benalla. It extends a small amount southeast of the Hume Highway, and further to the north and west. The Midland Highway is part of the southwestern boundary and the Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road (C374) is the northeastern boundary.[3]

The first vines were planted by Varley Bailey on his father's property in 1866.[1] The region was devastated by phylloxera in the 1890s but quickly replanted on resistant rootstocks. There are now 13 growers and seven cellar doors.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Halliday, James. "Glenrowan Wine Region". James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Glenrowan". Discover Australian Wine. Wine Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Glenrowan Geographical Indication". Register of Protected GIs and Other Terms / Geographical Indications. Wine Australia. 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2018.