Verdejo White Wine Variety

Verdejo is a high quality Spanish white wine variety now used in Australia.

Verdejo and Verdelho: What's the difference?

See this article for a brief discussion.

Verdejo is not related to the Portuguese wine variety Verdelho, which is much more commonly grown in Australia.

Verdelho is best known for the production of aromatic dry white wines in the Rueda Wine Region north west of Madrid. Small amounts are grown on other regions of Spain, but very little elsewhere.

As Spain moves more towards production of quality wines the area of Verdejo is growing at the expense of lesser quality varieties.

The Verdejo variety is a newcomer to the varietal wine scene in Australia. Just a handful of winemakers have released wine. It is thus a 'Rare Ozzies' wine and is included in the book Rare OzziesYou can find more of these varieties by searching for the the term #rareozzies either in your favourite social media platform or search engine.

Bassham Verdejo from the Riverland. Image via Dan TrauckiBassham Verdejo from the Riverland. Image via Dan Traucki

Australian WIneries using Verdejo

  • Angelicus Geographe
  • Bassham Riverland
  • Cirami Riverland
  • Dell'uva Wines Barossa Valley
  • Feathertop Alpine Valleys
  • Millbrook Estate Perth Hills
  • Ricca Terra Riverland
  • Trentham Estate Murray Darling
  • Vanguardist Clare Valley
  • Wise Wines Margaret River
  • Yalumba Wine Company Eden Valley
Updated 19 Oct 2020

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