Homemade wine, what to plant?

by John
(Keiwa Valley, Victoria.)

Hi Darby,

I reside in N/E Victoria (Keiwa Valley) and have space to plant around 50 vines.

I would eventually like to make a lighter style red wine for family/friends, can you suggest a variety or two that would suit the climate?

Darby Says:
In your cooler climate perhaps you should consider Tempranillo or even Gamay which is a suitable variety for lighter style red. Your best bet is to talk to local grape growers for the finer details of suitable vaieties for a specific site.

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