Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spaniard wins red race

It's first past the post for Ridgemill's Tempranillo in the Queensland wine capital's 2009 vintage.

Vintage has been underway for some weeks on the Granite Belt but until yesterday, they were all white grapes. Yesterday, a little more than a tonne of the red Spanish grape was picked at Ridgemill Estate just south of Stanthorpe, making these the first red wine grapes harvested in 2009. Tempranillo is one of the alternative varieties on the region's popular Strange Bird trail.

This will be the fifth vintage for these Ridgemill vines, wines from which have gone onto win 2 silvers and 5 bronze medals and 3 in stars Winestate magazine. Click for more.