Demand for sparkling wine renews interest in cool climate grapes
Wine grape growers on the western edge of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains have a reason to celebrate this vintage. Demand for cool climate fruit has attracted at least eight new buyers to the district this year. Winemakers will turn the fruit into table and sparkling wine. Cathy Gairn, from Courabyra Wines near Tumbarumba, said renewed interest in the region was extremely positive for its 17 growers. “The produce is getting quite scarce,” she said.