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vW Maps entwines itself with Australia’s wine culture

In addition to our sheet maps of Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian wine regions, vW Maps has provided a range of cartographic and design services to wine makers and wine aficionados.

Regional Associations
We have drawn many wine region maps for regional associations including the Pyrenees Grapegrowers and Winemakers Association and the Alpine Valleys Vignerons in Victoria, and the Langhorne Creek Wine Region in South Australia. The Beechworth Vignerons Association opted for a virtual fly-through video map plus a large, printed map of the terrain and vineyards accompanied by a map of soils and a map of the region’s geology.

A Whitlands winemaker asked vW Maps to take the contour lines of his vineyard and then draw them in the style of Peter Saville’s cover design for the album Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division. The contour lines show that the vineyard is in hilly terrain, where the higher elevation is favorable for the growth of cool climate wine—in this case, pinot gris and pinot noir.

Bike Tours
Bicycle Victoria commissioned seven maps of wine regions for a four-page article on the joys of bicycling through wine country. vW Maps worked closely with strategic partner VineFinders Pty Ltd to map scenic routes past winery cellar doors. The maps have become stylistic templates for many more maps in subsequent magazine issues.

Wine maker Mac Forbes sources fruit from seven vineyards in the Yarra Valley. He’s not only interested in the varying geographic conditions among the sites but also in the provocative differences among sub-regional characteristics. Maps of climatic trends informed this large map we produced for Forbes to use when presenting his wines at tastings. The visual style is taken from famous maps of Burgundy by Art & Cartographie. See also Mac’s virtual tour of his Yarra Valley vineyards.

Ride On magazine

Fed Sq Wine Showcase map

Map of Subregions of Yarra Valley for mac forbes wines

Subregions of Yarra Valley