Residents and visitors can now taste the flavour and vibrancy of the Riverina, as they pour a glass of the newly launched CSU boutique wine.
More then 500 cases have been produced by by local growers and winemakers who are alumni and current students at Wagga’s Charles Sturt University.
The range includes chardonnay, shiraz, rose, tempranillo and nebbiolo, ranging from $22 to $27 per bottle.
Vice chancellor professor Andrew Vann said the boutique wine allowed students to harness their skills and support the local industry, with fruit sourced from Tumbarumba, Orange, Hilltops and Canberra.
“The wine makes the most of the unique characteristics of grapes and the regions they were grown in. CSU aims to help students make the most of their skills to achieve their goals,” he said.
Wine science lecturer Dr John Blackman said CSU expects the elegant wine to be extremely popular.
“We’ve cut back on alcohol and extraction to really showcase the taste of the grapes,” he said.