Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz
Full-bodied, earthy red wines are produced at lower altitudes. These wines can be rustic, savoury and full flavoured.
Produced for sparkling and table wine, the style depends in part on the altitude which it is grown. For use as a sparkling wine, the grapes will usually come from higher altitude vineyards. These wines are growing in reputation. Many producers have also produced consistently well-flavoured and structured still wines.
This is a variety that is planted primarily in vineyards of higher elevation. The elevation gives these wines a sense of elegance and refinement.
In common with its neighbour, King Valley, this region is increasing its plantings of interesting Italian varietals such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Marzemino.