Chambourcin constitutes the majority of the other red plantings. It is grown for precisely the same reasons as it is in the Hastings River region, far to the north. It is highly resistant to mildew and performs well in even the wettest summers. The vibrant colour and fresh plum fruit aroma and flavour of the wine are best enjoyed while it is young; sometimes a touch of new oak is introduced to increase the balance, complexity and length of the wine.
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon
These are paired because they are so often blended and because, either as single varietal wines or as blends, they produce soft, faintly earthy wines without having an especially distinctive varietal character. With appropriate winery techniques, these are fresh, well-balanced, light-to medium-bodied wines best consumed while young.