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McLaren Vale Grenache: 20 top wines to try

The Southern Australian region can produce world-beating Grenache that are focused, fresh and detailed, finds Sarah Ahmed.

All but decimated by the government’s 1980’s vine pull scheme, McLaren Vale has 450 hectares of Grenache, representing just 6.15% of plantings. But, punching above its weight, it is no coincidence that the Southern Australian region has hosted the pan-Australian James Halliday Grenache Challenge (JHGC) since it began in 2017.


Sarah Ahmed’s Top 20 McLaren Vale Grenaches


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