What is a wine varietal? (click to skip definition)
A wine 'varietal' is a wine that is made from a particular type of grape. In 1983, it became law that a wine named after a grape (a varietal) must be made from at least 75% of that grape type.
Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. are examples of varietals and each varietal has a distinct flavor all its own. Often times, variteals are combined to create blended wines, like the Australian Cabernet - Shiraz we offer.
We've grouped our variteal list by red, white, and refreshment wines to help categorize wine varitetals. When pressed (squeezed), all grape juice is clear. The skins impart color (among other items) into the juice and dye the clear juice the color of the grape skins.
Vintner's Circle wine selection, shown below, has been categorized
by wine type.