Alpine Valleys

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Alpine Valleys
Wine region
Type Australian Geographical Indication
Year established 1999[1]
Country Australia
Part of North East Victoria
Climate region Maritime
Heat units 1482
Precipitation (annual average) 425 millimetres (16.7 in)

The Alpine Valleys is an Australian wine region on the western slopes of the Victorian Alps in northeast Victoria. It was registered as an Australian Geographical Indication on 29 November 1999 (1999-11-29)[1] It is bounded to the west by the King Valley and to the north by the Beechworth wine region. The area is distinctly cooler in climate than some of the other northeast wine regions like Rutherglen. The Alpine Valleys produce grapes primarily for table wine production.[2]

The Alpine Valleys wine region includes the valleys of the Ovens, Buffalo, Buckland and Kiewa rivers.[3] Towns in the region include Myrtleford and Bright.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Alpine Valleys". Register of Protected GIs and Other Terms. Wine Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 733 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  3. ^ James Halliday. "Alpine Valleys Wine Region". James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2016.