Ruby Cabernet Wine Variety in Australia
Ruby Cabernet was bred as a crossing of the red wine varieties Carignan
and Cabernet Sauvignon
. The intention was to develop a variety which had the ability to produce fine wines like Cabernet while tolerating warm to hot climate.
It is fair to say that the aim of producing a variety for fine wines has not been achieved in this case, but Ruby Cabernet has been of some use. The yields are high and the wines are dark coloured with good acid.
Ruby Cabernet is middle to late ripening making it suitable for warmer regions. It was specifically bred for the Central Valley Region in California, and is also used in South Africa.
It's main use is as a blending variety, especially in cask or box wines and as part of the blend for fortified wines.
Wineries Using Ruby Cabernet
The following Australian wineries are using this variety.
Aldinga Bay McLaren Vale |
All Saints Estate Rutherglen |
Angoves Winery Riverland |
Blackwood Wines Blackwood Valley |
Campbells Wines Rutherglen |
Celestial Bay Margaret River |
Crane Wines South Burnett |
Crooked River Wines Shoalhaven Coast |
Djinta Djinta Gippsland |
Frogmore Creek Vineyard Northern Tasmania |
Granite Ridge Wines Granite Belt |
Grant Burge Barossa Valley |
Monument Vineyard Central Ranges Zone |
Oceanview Estates Queensland Coastal |
Pier 10 Mornington Peninsula |
Richfield Estate New England |
Rimfire Vineyards Darling Downs |
Riversands Winery Queensland Zone |
Robinvale Wines Murray Darling |
Romavilla Roma |
Sevenhill Wines Clare Valley |
Shedleys Blackwood Valley |
Spook Hill Wines Riverland |
Stonehaven Padthaway |
The Grapes of Ross Barossa Valley |
Torambre Wines Riverland |
Trentham Estate Murray Darling |
Two Tails Wines Northern Rivers Zone |
Villa d'Esta Vineyard Northern Rivers Zone |
Wandin Valley Estate Hunter Valley |
Warraroong Estate Hunter Valley