Australians to expand their tastes with new wine grape varieties

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Spanish and Italian grapes were grown in the Swan Valley and made into wine by scientists at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s wine laboratory in Bunbury.
New wine grapes

The three locally produced wines made from Mediterranean grape varieties Prosecco (sparkling white), Nero d’Avola (red) and Mencia (red) performed well in a WA wine show this year.

The new wine grape varieties will be workshopped with local wine producers in order to grow and diversify WA’s wine offerings in Australia and overseas.

Western Australia’s wine industry is worth more than $700 million and is a significant contributor to the State economy.

Read the full media statement.

Page reviewed 17 November 2021