Petit Verdot is a unique red variety that thrives in the warmer regions of Australia and in particular the Riverland area of South Australia. Originally from the cool Bordeaux region of France, this late harvest variety (translation ‘the little green one’) struggles to ripen in its homeland. Kingston Estate has extensive plantings of Petit Verdot growing in selected deep sandy soils on limestone adjacent to the winery where the grapes consequently reach full ripeness and intensity.
Basking in the Riverland’s Mediterranean climate, our Petit Verdot ripens to perfection, creating a powerful burst of flavour intensified by long hours under the sun. Luscious and glowing with vibrancy, Kingston Estate’s Petit Verdot is “Sunshine in a Glass”.