Riversands Vineyards Pty Ltd

+61 7 4625 3643 PO Box 606
St George, 4487
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Current owners David & Alison Blacket purchased the vineyard in 1996. Grapes were first planted at Riversands in 1986. Table grape varieties are Menindee, Flame Seedless and Midnight Beauty. Wine grape varieties range from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, White and Black Muscat, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruby Cabernet and Merlot. A total of aprox 50 acres (20ha), comprising 38 acres of table grapes and 12 acres of wine grapes. The vines at Riversands range between 2 and 21 years of age. We also plant new varieties and replace vines as needed. on average, do we produce from our grapes? About 4000 dozen per year. We crush about 50-55 tonnes of wine grapes per year, depending on the season. 2002 - 70 tonnes. 2003 - 40 tonnes. 2004 - 60 tonnes. The date palms actually came from Eulo, near Cunnamulla. There used to be 181 date palms in the front block. The female palms produce the fruit, whereas the males don't play a major part of production, they're more for looks and pollination! Original ratio of males : females = 1-2 : 15. Now, most of the date palms have been replaced with Menindee Seedless table grapes. Ballandean Estate, near Stanthorpe Qld, contract processes our wine grapes. During vintage Read more »

Varietals Produced by Riversands Vineyards Pty Ltd View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

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