Grapes of wrath: Lindauer to use Australian grapes from next week

by | Nov 11, 2022 | News

Fizzy-grape-wetness peddlers Lindauer have announced they will be using Australian grapes in their brut and rosé range from next week. Both ranges were previously made with 100% Hawkes Bay and Gisbourne fruit. The company are justifying the move on the grounds of rising costs. You can read the entire story over at Stuff

This isn’t the first time the brand (owned by Lion) have used grapes from outside of New Zealand. Their prosecco range is made in Italy using the Glera grape, native to the northern region of Veneto.

The idea of using foreign grapes in the core range of Lindauer wines comes as a bit of a shock however. We here at The Feed will be protesting the decision by only drinking vintage Champagne (preferably from 1996) until Christmas. Or until the money runs out. Whichever come firs…



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