Gourmet Traveller

Natural selections

DRINK

DROUGHT-TOLERANT WINE

outh Australian wine company Unico Zelo has a radical approach to grape-growing: where possible, they give their vines only minimal water. “We’re oddballs,” says co-owner Brendan Carter of their place in an industry that uses 440 billion litres of water for irrigation in Australia each year. But Carter’s reasoning is anything but odd. We live on a dry continent, so we should be growing grapes that can tolerate dry conditions. “If a plant can’t survive on the water that nature naturally brings to it, then technically it shouldn’t be there,” says Carter. The company’s signature, single-vineyard wines are made from drought-hardy grapes, fiano and nero d’Avola, grown in

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller1 min letti
Three Of A Kind
Located on 150 acres of verdant green farmland on NSW’s South Coast these two luxury lodgings look like homes plucked from the Hollywood Hills or a James Bond film. The smaller of the two is called The Range and sleeps four, with its own plunge pool
Gourmet Traveller1 min letti
Quick Look
1/446 Beaufort St, Highgate, WA si-paradiso.com CHEF Paul Bentley Wed-Thur 5pm-10pm; Fri 5pm-1am; Sat 2pm-1am; Sun 2pm-10pm PRICE GUIDE $$ Dining room only. Paradiso, reborn. ■
Gourmet Traveller1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Contributors
For fifteen years, journalist Tory Shepherd has been writing about politics, social justice, and other worthy topics. She’s travelled the world with various politicians, but her main memories of those trips are the food. For this issue, she was excit