The climate is right for cabernet grapes at Glenmaggie Wines

The climate is right for cabernet grapes at Glenmaggie Wines

WHILE their neighbours are pulling out cabernet vines, Glenmaggie winemakers Fleur and Tony Dawkins and planting them. A rapidly heating micro­climate has meant they can ripen cabernet grapes perfectly. “Most of Gippsland has trouble ripening cabernet because it’s too cold, but we don’t. We have a very hot site,” Fleur said. “It’s the same sort of climate they have to produce French Hermitage wine.

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