Over 10,000 distinct varieties are grown world wide and 130 plus grown in Australia. The true figure will never be known, new varieties are being produced and some obscure varieties are slipping into extinction.
How many have you tried?
Check out this wine tour in the Yarra Valley – http://www.chilloutwinetours.com.au/yarra-valley-wine-tours/yarra-valley-wine-tours-public/ – and you can try wine varietals from Grigio to Viognier to a blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot and everything in between, around and upside down! Over 14 different wines to sample at just one of the wineries we will take you too!
[‘De Long’s Wine Grape Varietal Table’, http://www.delongwine.com – sourced 31 July 2009]