The Wines at Kyotmunga Estate
There are approximately six acres under vines, with most of them planted with Shiraz. Other varieties, including Grenache, Barbera, Taminga and Chenin Blanc are also offered for tasting. The first planting was in 1997, with progressive planting over the next three years.
Kyotmunga’s Shiraz is a full-bodied wine which
has a deep red hue with rich berry flavours. The use of oak adds
to the structure and complexity of the wine and will ensure that
The Grenache grape variety was chosen by Kyotmunga as
it resists heat and tolerates limited rainfall. It is a sweet grape and
is one of the most widely planted in the world. Wines made from Grenache
are usually light in colour and are often made of blends with other grape
varieties; it is used almost exclusively in some regions as a blending grape
for Rosé wines. In Spain, the variety is known as Garnacha Tinta.
Grenache is not known for producing wines that age well over a long period
and are best consumed when they are young.
Taminga was also chosen because it is suited to
hot climates. It is a high yielding (40t/ha), late-ripening white
wine variety that was bred by the CSIRO in the Hunter Valley by
cross breeding Planta Pedralba (Farana) x Sultana and Traminer. The
juice has low pH and high acidity and the wines have a distinctive
To date, only varietal red wines are
offered, but there is now a Port available and a sparkling Shiraz.
The wine has been made on site since
2003 and the owners are happy to discuss the process of wine making
Orders can be delivered free of charge
in the metropolitan area.