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Peninsula Wine Country - Stewart Plant

Published: Tuesday 18th of October 2011


Who would have thought forty years ago that the (then) little-known variety Pinot Noir would become the region's flagbearer? Certainly not one of the Peninsula's pioneers, Nat White, who with wife Rosalie planted the tiny Main Ridge Estate in 1975. Whilst it is today one of Australia’s most revered producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Nat originally selected the site to focus upon Bordeaux varieties, which he believed best-suited the region.

Trial and error lead not only the Whites, but many other vignerons to today's most successful varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with smaller plantings of other successful varieties like Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Riesling. More recently greater experimentation has been undertaken with varieties such as Viognier, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc and many others.

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