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Alternative Variety Field Walk

  • WA College of Agriculture Mornington Road Wokalup, WA, 6221 Australia (map)

Explore the potential of 22 alternative wine grape varieties.

Approximately 80% of WA’s wine grape production comprises five varietals. Reliance on a small collection of varietals presents certain challenges, especially in terms of adapting to a changing climate and market trends. Varietal selection is one tool available to address these challenges.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development with collaborating partners invite you to inspect the performance of 22 varieties and discuss their suitability to WA growing conditions.

The format of the field walk is an “open house” between 10am and 1pm. Drop in at any time during this period and make your own way through the block inspecting the 22 alternative varieties planted. There will also be wines available to taste that were made last year varieties will also be on display.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Richard Fennessy Telephone: +61 (0)8 9780 6219 or Email:

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 10am to 1pm

Address: WA College of Agriculture – Harvey, Mornington Rd, Wokalup WA 6221

Whites: Arneis, Fiano, Harslevelu, Pignoletto, Pinot Gris, Savagnin, Scheurebe and Vermentino.

Reds: Alicante Bouschet, Brachetto, Carmenere, Dolcetto, Durif, Fer, Graciano, Kadarka, Lagrein, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Saperavi, Sciacarello and Tannat

Earlier Event: January 22
Alternative Wine Variety Tasting
Later Event: January 31
AWRI Cabernet Trials