Reds leading the bunch, says report

Red wine grapes have been the best improvers for Murray valley winegrowers this year.

Red wine grapes have been the best improvers for Murray valley winegrowers this year.

RED grape varieties produced the best results in the 2018 vintage in the Murray-­Darling and Swan Hill wine regions.

That is the conclusion of the Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW) wine grape crush survey report, showing price improvements for most varieties, with the red grape vari­eties an outstanding performer. 

Over the past three seasons, the average price paid for cabernet sauvignon and shiraz in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill ­regions has climbed by more than 60 per cent and chardonnay has lifted by almost 50 per cent. 

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