The Pyrenees hills are a gentle range to the northwest of Melbourne, Australia. The hills reach 2,600 feet in elevation, but the area's vineyards are clustered in a more modest belt between 650 and 1,500 feet of elevation. The region's climate strikes a balance between the cooler, wetter coast and the intense heat to be found further inland.

Intense sunshine and moderate warmth, combined with cool evenings, make for a lengthy growing season and good retention of acidity in the wines. In addition to the standard cast of Shiraz and friends, the region has proven capable of producing competent sparkling wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Taltarni, Dalwhinnnie, and Warrenmang are among the stalwarts in the area. (Wine/Appellations)