Grown in Australia
What and Where Grapes are a member of the Vitaceae family and most varieties are said to stem from those first grown 6,000 to 8,000 years ago in a huge region that extends from Egypt to Iran to Turkey. Our crimson grapes are grown in Mildura from December to July; from July to October they are imported from America. We don’t buy from one particular grower; we buy whatever looks best on the day.
Texture Tender and very juicy; they pop in the mouth
Use We love adding grapes to salads; try them with blue cheese & baby spinach or fried haloumi and rocket. Or just stick with tradition, and pair them with your favourite cheeses.
Cooking Tip Like all fruit, crimson grapes benefits from being served at room temperature – the fridge’s cold temperature suppresses their sweetness and so their flavour. On a hot day, however, the coolness can be refreshing and welcome.
Selection and Storage Choose grapes that are tender (but not soft) and smooth skinned. Keep in the fruit bowl or to extend their freshness, in the fridge.
In Season Available all year. From November to June our crimson grapes come from Mildura – outside of these months they need to be imported as they will not grow in Australia.
Historic Note While it is well known that ancient Greeks grew grapes for both eating and wine production, the oldest actual winery has been found to be in Armenia, dated 4,000 BC.