Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

The major international grape varietals (known as the “classic variety” by wine expert Karen MacNeil):

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Merlot, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon and Syrah.
The upcoming international varietals:
  • Muscat, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Gewürztraminer, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinotage (South-Africa) and Viognier
Other references:
  • Grapes & Wines – A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours by Oz Clarke & Margaret Rand