Wine 101: Viognier

Viogniers are seductive white wines, lush with peach and honeysuckle scents, a round, mouth-filling texture and little acidity.

The Condrieu region in France’s Rhône Valley produces the world’s greatest Viogniers, and they can often be quite expensive; California and occasionally Australia have also had success with this grape. Viognier pairs well with grilled seafood; it’s also a good match for most foods flavored with fruit salsas.

Lush, Fragrant Viognier

Chicken with Red Curry-Peanut Glaze

Top Bottles

  • Heggies Vineyard (Australia)
  • Jean-Luc Colombo La Violette (France)
  • Calera (California)

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