Winemakers Discuss Special Wine Varieties

Australia is best known for it's Shiraz and Chardonnay.  

But the really exciting wines for many winelovers are those made with  alternative varieties.  

Here we explore some of these special wines made through the eyes of the winemakers who make them.

Winemakers love varieties like Zinfandel, Nebbiolo and Fiano

Over the past couple of decades Australian winemakers have greatly increased the number of grape varieties used to make wines.  Very few wine consumers had ever heard of many of the wine grape varieties which are now commonplace even on the most humble wine list.

Winemakers who use different varieties take risks - financially, with their time and reputation.

 Why have they done this?

I have asked some of Australia's most innovative winemakers why they have fallen in love with their special variety and to share their stories on how they have achieved their dream.

There are nearly 150 alternative varieties grown in Australia.  each has a special story.

Angelo Puglisi shows off some of his special variety Fiano at Balllandean Estate in the Granite BeltAngelo Puglisi shows off some of his special variety Fiano at Balllandean Estate in the Granite Belt

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