Grape varieties: Groups & Families

Grape varieties, Groups and families: Over time, grape varieties bearing the same name, or at least a part of it that is the same, have been mistakenly lumped together, blurring their identities. This practice is understandable yet incorrect. For instance, all the...

Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Vineyard area: 2020 25,160 ha making it New Zealand’s most widely planted variety with 63% of the national production area, and 56% of the country’s total production area is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (WINZ). Biodiversity:...

Refosco (Group)

Refosco Group: There is considerable confusion around the intricate parentage and relationships among the various Refoscos with much still to be clarified and verified. Misunderstanding is exacerbated by the numerous synonyms used and inter-planting of different...