Monday, December 17, 2018
Moorabool Valley is one of Victoria's oldest wine regions. The first vineyards were planted by Swiss vignerons in 1845 and there was also a strong presence of German settlers who were attracted to the region's soils and likeness to the Old World. The region thrived as Victoria's frontrunning winemaking regions during this period and had a bigger presence over many of the popular Victorian regions today.
Unfortunately, the region saw a break from winemaking in 1883 due to an outbreak of phylloxera and the government had ordered the mass removal of vineyards as protection mechanism. It wasn't until 1892 when the region was allowed to replant its vines, and until the 1960's where there was a true revival of the wine region. del Rios being one of the wine estates in the mix attempting to champion the region to those who love wines.