Grape Vines for Wine Making
Grape Vines ( Vitus vinifera) varieties used for wine making are readily available for sale. They are increasingly popular not only as a commercial activity but for home wine making as well.
These plants differ from table grapes in the degree of sweetness or acidity. You can eat ‘wine grapes’ however they are very tart.
Wine Grape vines require plenty of sunshine and different varieties of grape vines are suitable for different climates and different styles of wines.
New varieties of grape vines are being released and older varieties rediscovered.
Grape vines are usually grafted onto disease resistant stock and are available for sale during dormancy in the winter months. If you are considering a large planting you will need to pre order to guarantee supply
Wine Grape Varieties
Popular varieties are listed, however not all are readily available, even from specialist growers.
White Varieties Include:
- Chenin Blanc
- Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc
- Muscat Gordo Blanco
- Petit Verdot
- Pinot Gris (Grigio)
- Sauvignon Blanc
Red Varieties include:
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge
- Nero d’avila
- Pinot Noir
- Ruby Cabernet
Wine grapes are available for sale from the following growers.
HANWOOD GRAFTED VINES – Phone/Fax: 02 6963 0247 Leo DePaoli or Bruno Brombal PO Box 55, Hanwood 2680
BOONGALA VINE NURSERY – Phone 03 5024 3509 Fax 03 5024 3609 PO Box 2338, Mildura, Vic. 3502
MURRAY LEA NURSERIES – Phone 03 5024 3245 Fax 03 5024 3805 PO Box 201, Red Cliffs, Victoria 3496
DI VINE NURSERIES Pty. Ltd. – Phone (03) 9723 4361 PO Box 161 Chirnside Park,Vic 3116
MALLE POINT NURSERIES PO Box 438, Yenda, NSW 2681