Winegrowing area (GI) north of Melbourne in the Australian
state of Victoria, which belongs to the Port Philip zone. The main towns are Lancefield and Sunbury. Viticulture has been practised here since 1968. The climate, characterized by strong winds, is one of the coolest in Australia. The soils are of volcanic origin, but very different. The vineyards cover 150 hectares of vineyards, which are planted with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and with the white wine varieties Chardonnay and Riesling. Sparkling wines are also produced. Well known producers are Bindi, Cleveland, Cobaw Ridge, Cope-Williams, Craiglee Vineyards, Hanging Rock, Knights Granite Hills, Portree and Virgin Hills.