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/ 20 Mar, 2022
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[Replay] Australia’s old vines


 
Explore Australia’s rich winemaking history and the country’s old vines with Wine Australia’s Emma Symington MW.

Australia has some of the oldest vines in the world, dating back to the 1840s, and these old vines are still producing grapes today. Varieties include Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, and they’re grown in some of the oldest geology and most complex soils in the world. 

The survival and stamina of these rare old vines are thanks in large part to the special sites on which they grow, many of them historic in their own right. They’re also a testament to the generations of dedicated winemaking families who have long cultivated and cared for them. Some of these families have been growing grapes and making wine for five generations or more.

These unique vines and the grapes they produce have played – and continue to play – an important role in Australia’s grape and wine community. They’re behind some of the country’s most extraordinary wines and have helped shape some of Australia’s classic wine styles. 

Learn about Australia’s ancient vines, how they have survived and thrived, and what makes these old vines so unique. Find out about classic wine styles and regional expressions, and discover how old vines make great wines.

Speaker
Emma Symington MW
 - Education Development Manager, Wine Australia
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