The Gippsland wine region defies easy classification. It is a zone under the Australian GI system, rather than a region. The area is large and viticultural areas dispersed, however through all regions of Gippsland Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the predominate grape varieties.
About three hours east of Melbourne, The Gippsland Lakes District is located between the Great Dividing Range and Bass Strait. The region is famed for the large areas of National Park and State Forrest, as well as the Gippsland Lakes System. The region has a lower annual rainfall than much of Gippsland and enjoys coastal climate which provides sea breezes throughout the growing season. This region’s cool semi-maritime climate has proven to be a particularly well suited for Pinot Noir and cool-climtae styles of Chardonnay and Shiraz.