Grenache has been one of the most widely planted grape varieties in regions like the Barossa Valley, largely due to an early heritage of fortified wine production. It has been the foundation vine of Australian wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, where it gradually lost favour to Shiraz. The wave of interest in French Cotes du Rhone styles has grown, which offer outstanding quality Grenache based wines being blended with Shiraz & Mourvedre in particular. Having directly imported wines from both the North and South Rhone for decades, Nicks Wine Merchants can offer some of the best values from Rasteau, Cairanne, Gigondas, Lirac, Chateauneuf du Pape, amongst others. The Southern Rhone reds in particular are considered some of the genuine bargains in European wine. When you buy Rhone wines online from Nicks Wine Merchants, you can have them shipped Australia wide.