A Directory of Wine Grape Varieties in Australia
Compiled by Vinodiversity
This directory aims to include all of alternative varieties used to make Australian wine. Various sources have been used to compile this Directory. It is subject to revision. You can help by sending feedback about errors or omissions.
A red wine variety from Southern Italy. It is known for its ability to produce wines with high levels of tannin in Warm growing conditions. It has attracted considerable interest in Australia over recent years. More about Aglianico
white wine variety whose home is north west Spain and Portugal. Some
commentators believe it is the same variety as Petit
manseng which is widely grown in South-west France on the other
side of the Pyrenees. More
red wine variety best known for its sweet dessert wine. It is grown
in Australia by a handful of growers.
second string white grape variety (after Chardonnay) in Burgundy. Used
for wine intended to be drunk young or mixed with cassis (blackcurrant
liqueur) to make a refreshing aperitif called kir. Grown in the Mornington
Peninsula by Hickinbotham.
A red wine variety which is falling from favour in most areas of the world, including Australia, where it is grown. Curiously, unlike most other varieties the juice as well as the skin is pigmented. Represented in Australia by Rockford in the Barossa Valley and Vinden in the Hunter Valley. More about Alicante Bouschet
This white wine variety was bred in France. It is grown in Australia under licence by Beelgara Estate
elegant Italian white wine variety from Piedmonte now creating quite
a buzz in Australia.
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