What’s the difference between Muscat and Topaque?
The grape varieties. The fermentation and maturation is the same.
- Muscat is made from Muscat a Petit Grains Rouge
- Topaque is made from Muscadelle
How many acres do Campbells have under vine?
168 acres (67ha)
Why don’t you have Sauvignon Blanc?
We specialize in grapes that grow well in the Rutherglen Wine Region. Here we have a Mediterranean climate and Sauvignon Blanc does better in a cooler climate.
Why are the bottles shaped as they are?
They tend to be modelled on the traditional shapes used in Europe and especially France and Germany.
Campbells were the first to bottle fortified wines in clear glass so that the colour could be appreciated.
Why do some bottles have flat bases while others are more concave?
The concave bottom allows for pouring without having too much hand contact with the glass.
With sparkling wines, it strengthens the base of the bottle.
Riesling bottle shape – is there a reason for this?
Traditional shape used in Germany
Explain the Solera Process
Refer to our section on Muscat and Topaque
What is Trebbiano?
It is a grape variety. The most widely grown grape variety in Italy. Also known as Ugni Blanc
Why do you use a mechanical grape harvester?
We use a mechanical harvester so that we can immediately pick the grapes at their optimum maturity, before rain and also in the cool of the night for those grapes that need to be kept cool, especially the whites.
How much wine do we sell each year?
Approximately 35,000 dozen