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Durif/Petit Syrah

Bred by Dr Durif in France around 1880, this grape produces wines with intense colour and high tannins. Besides making full bodied, long lived wines, Durif adds tannic structure to wines from grapes like Zinfandel, a variety with thin skins, large berries and, hence,...

Montepulciano d’abruzzo

Found widely throughout the warmer regions of central and southern Italy, Montepulciano d’abruzzo is a red grape variety. During this coming season, Lion Mill Vineyards in the Perth hills will be grafting a number of vines over to this variety. Montepulciano d’abruzzo...

Tempranillo

Grown widely on the Iberian Peninsula, Tempranillo is a black grape variety used to produce full-bodied red wines. It grows best at relatively high altitudes, and can tolerate a much warmer climate; this means that the Perth hills are a perfect home for them to grow....