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To search for other grape varieties not listed above, please use the grape variety drop down option in the search facility on the left of this page. 

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Information on Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the second most widely planted grape variety in France but is probably the most important.  Chardonnay is responsible for the great white wines of Burgundy from Chablis in the north to Macon in the south.  More...

Information on Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most widely grown and widely known red grape variety in the world.  Almost all wine producing countries have plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon but its spiritual home is Bordeaux where the classic claret blend consists of differing proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with occasional appearances from Petit Verdot and Malbec.  More...

Information on Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for Pinot Gris.  Pinot Grigio has become inexplicably trendy in recent years with much of the wine labelled as Pinot Grigio simply providing fresh, crisp dry white wine which appears to be almost devoid of any flavour. More...

Information on Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc produces some of the most distinctive white wines in the world.  The aroma of Sauvignon is unmistakable with its green leafy notes and gooseberry fruit.  Sauvignon Blanc is sometimes accused of being something of a one trick pony in that, unlike Chardonnay for example, it has the same basic flavour wherever it is grown and whatever the winemaker does to it. More...

Information on Shiraz / Syrah

Take your pick really as to whether you prefer to call is Syrah or Shiraz.  This grape is mostly referred to as Syrah in Europe and the Old World with Shiraz being the name most commonly used in the New World.  The French home of Syrah (Shiraz) is undoubtedly the Rhone Valley where in the north is produces Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage and Cote Rotie and in the south is a major constituent in the blend of several grape varieties that make Chateauneuf-du-Pape and other similar red wines named after the local villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Rasteau. More...

Information on Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the great red grape of Burgundy.  Pinot Noir is a tricky customer as it has a thin skin, is susceptible to rot, frequently damaged by Burgundian hailstorms and tricky to get properly ripe.  However, when managed properly and given the opportunity to fully ripen Pinot Noir has an unmatchable silkiness, perfume and delicate opulence. More...

Information on Gamay

Gamay has its spiritual home in Beaujolais, a region south of Burgundy where ten villages can name the red wines they make from Gamay after the village.  These then villages are St.Amour, Julienas, Chenas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnie, Brouilly, Cote de Brouilly.  All of these grow Gamay vines and it is the terroir and microclimate of each particular villages which generates the different style of Beaujolais that Games from each village produces. More...

Information on Riesling

Riesling is one of the finest white grapes, it makes the best wines of Germany on the banks of the Rhine and Mosel and some of the best wines in Alsace in eastern France.  Riesling ripens late and produces relatively little juice but is susceptible to noble rot (botrytis cinerea) which is a mould that is responsible for producing the greatest sweet wines in the world. More...

Information on Viognier

Viogner wine has grown in popularity as a result of the continuing quest for alternatives to Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Viogner originates from the northern part of the Rhone Valley with several pockets dotted throughout the Languedoc. Viogner is a difficult grape to grow.  It is prone to disease and deciding when to pick grapes is a vital decision because when it is under-ripe does not have the chance to develop its full flavour and if left to become over-ripe produces wines that can be a little oily and flabby. More...

To search for other grape varieties not listed above, please use the grape variety drop down option in the search facility on the left of this page. 

Search results for specific grape varieties will also include wines where that grape variety is the main constituent of a blend.