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Pyrenees Wine Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Avoca, Talbot, Lexton, St Arnaud, Redbank, Moonambel, Landsborough - Victoria

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climate The Pyrenees Wine Region is located in the Western Victoria Zone and includes wineries and vineyards surrounding the towns of Avoca, Lexton, St Arnaud, Talbot, Redbank, Moonambel, Landsborough and Navarre. The Avoca River flows north-south through the region and the township of Avoca lies at the heart of the region. The climate is generally temperate with some variations due to altitude. Sunshine hours are high and rainfall is often very limited during the growing season making irrigation all but essential. The warm summer temperatures and high sunshine hours produce fully ripe grapes with character and depth as the cooler night-time temperatures extend the ripening process. It is this combination of high sunshine hours, daytime heat and cool nights that is significant in distinguishing 'Pyrenees' from other regions.Most of the vineyards are located on the lower slopes of the ranges. The Soils are generally acidic, sandy loams with quartz grains, a are mostly well drained. Vineyards were first planted in the area as early as 1848 but these plantings did not survive. The modern redevelopment was began in the 1960s by the French Remy Martin group established vineyards initially to produce brandy. Later they also produced sparkling and table wines at Chateau Remy, (now Blue Pyrenees Estate). Recently other major players have entered the area including the well-known Taltarni, Redbank, Mount Avoca and Warrenmang as well as smaller vineyards and wineries. There are more than 50 vineyards in the Pyrenees Region growing more than 20 varieties of grapes, but the region's strength is in its Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.

The Pyrenees Wine Region includes two districts : Avoca Victoria ; Moonambel
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