Grape Varieties
  • Merlot Merlot

    Slurp down a wine that's made with this friendly grape and you'll get a hit of very fruity flavours. This deep purple grape is packed with full, rounded tastes of plum, black cherry and ripe red fruits.

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  • Verdelho Verdelho

    This white Portuguese grape is the one responsible for Madeira, the golden fortified wine that can be drunk as a dry pre-dinner drink or as a medium-sweet dessert wine.

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  • Malbec Malbec

    You might know this grape as the one responsible for giving a rich and velvety taste to Argentinian reds. In Europe it's seen as a gutsy grape.

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  • Zinfandel, Primitivo Zinfandel, Primitivo

    This delightful grape is one of the reasons why we love Californian wines so much.

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  • Viognier Viognier

    This luscious white grape from northern Rhone bursts with juicy, peachy flavours and the heady scent of honeysuckle. No wonder it's now planted everywhere around the world.

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  • Pinot Noir Pinot Noir

    This sensitive grape makes for a deliciously flavoursome wine. A mouthful of Pinot Noir will give you a smooth taste of strawberries, cherries, raspberries and violets.

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  • Tempranillo (Rioja) Tempranillo (Rioja)

    Spain's most famous grape, this luscious bunch is the one that gives your favourite Rioja wine its fabulous depth of flavour.

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  • Riesling Riesling

    You may associate this fruity grape with sweet white wines from Germany, but actually the beauty of this golden grape is how many different types of wine it can make.

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc

    Crisp and highly scented, this grape makes a deliciously refreshing white wine. This grape is most at home in France's Loire, where you'll find it in some of the best wines from the area.

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  • Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc

    This white grape comes from the middle Loire region. It is widely planted in South Africa and California, where it makes great dry whites.

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  • Shiraz, Syrah Shiraz, Syrah

    This red grape is known as Syrah in Europe, South America and the USA, but over in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, it's called Shiraz.

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  • Muscat Muscat

    If you love a light, peachy white wine, then you must try a Muscadet. Even a petite glass of this scrumptious wine will release a delicate mix of elderflower and orange blossom smells.

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  • Grenache Grenache

    This gorgeous red grape is hugely popular in the Mediterranean - it is the most-planted red grape in southern Rhone.

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  • Pinotage Pinotage

    Like Kruger National Park, you will only find this yummy bunch in South Africa. Clever winemakers there first made this cross of Cinsault and Pinot Noir in the 1920s.

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  • Chardonnay Chardonnay

    If you like a glass of oaky, golden white wine, then the chances are that this grape will be your tipple of choice for a Friday night in front of the telly.

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  • Semillon Semillon

    Love a glass of sweet white with your pudding? Then it's likely that your favourite wine is based on this rich, lemony, honey-flavoured grape.

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  • Sangiovese (Chianti) Sangiovese (Chianti)

    Sangiovese gives the classic Italian wine its cherry and plum flavours.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

    This grape is grown in most wine-making regions aside from in very cool climates. Take a slurp of this red and you will get a mouthful of blackcurrant, black cherry with a hint of green pepper.

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