Top 10 fastest growing ‘alternative’ grapes in Australia

7. Fiano

fianoAn Italian white grape for a change likewise growing strongly from a small base.

Production volumes have risen 101% in three years to 685 tonnes and vineyard plantings are up 4% to 111ha.

The grape appears to be finding something of a home in McLaren Vale, where producers such as Corinna Wright at Oliver’s Taranga think it should supplant Chardonnay as the regional white grape thanks to its ability to tolerate higher heat and near-drought conditions thanks to its Mediterranean origins.

4 Responses to “Top 10 fastest growing ‘alternative’ grapes in Australia”

  1. nick kenos says:

    need toprint thenext page

  2. nick kenos says:

    need tempranillo

  3. Paul Chandler says:

    I am surprised Peti Verdo does not get a mention

  4. Dick Friend says:

    Australia has over 170 grape varieties planted for wine production under various different names. Each of the 170+ unique varieties is detailed in the App “Grapes 101”

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