Grape Types

Bual, produces medium-rich style Madeira wines, it is generally planted on the Southern side of the island, ripening longer and achieving higher sugar levels than the drier Sercial and Verdelho varieties.
Sercial is vital in the production of Madeira, either as a blend or as a dry style single varietal. Planted at altitude in the cooler North facing vineyards, Sercial has very high acidity which is required for the ageing potential of quality Madeira.
Also grown in the Hunter Valley and Victoria, Verdhelo is best known in Madeira where it produces medium-dry wines for single varietal Madeira or in blends.