Nagambie Lakes encapsulates the Goulburn Valley's rich wine-growing history, with some of its vines dating back to 1860. It is also home to the two of the oldest and most highly acclaimed wineries of Australia: Tahbilk (formerly Chateau Tahbilk) and Mitchelton Wines. Nagambie Lakes is best known for its powerful, concentrated examples of Shiraz. Marsanne also plays an important role in the vineyards, as do a selection of other Rhone varieties like Grenache, Mourvèdre(Mataro) and Viognier. Cabernet Sauvignon also performs well in the area.