Montepulciano withstands the heat

Many of you may know, we decided over sixteen years ago to plant a number of new grape varieties that may adapt better to a changing climate. Today, we have over twenty five different grape varieties in our vineyards (some have been a success & some have failed).

The extreme heat & drought over the past two years have been a challenge but it’s also given us a gift! That gift being information on what grape varieties should be the future of our business & maybe the Australian Wine industry, especially if we continue to experience such harsh growing conditions.

The ‘bulletproof’ grape variety at this stage appears to be Montepulciano. Boy it loves these conditions from hell. Other varieties that have stood up and gone nine rounds include Vermentino, Fiano & Nero d’Avola.