Viognier (French pronunciation: ​[viɔɲje]) is a white wine grape variety. It is the only permitted grape for the French wine Condrieu in the Rhône Valley. Outside of the Rhône, Viognier can also be found in Australia, Virginia, Washington, California, Texas, and Niagara, Ontario, Canada. In some wine regions, the variety is co-fermented with the red wine grape Syrah where it can contribute to the color and bouquet of the wine.Like Chardonnay, Viognier has the potential to produce full-bodied wines with a lush, soft character. In contrast to Chardonnay, the Viognier varietal has more natural aromatics that include notes of peach, pears, violets and minerality.
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  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    … mountains, down I5 to Aberdeen, Washington and my grandmothers historic 1906 home. Fireplace roaring, full table setting with delicious turkey and all the fixings. Pumpkin pie with ice cream for dessert. Family time together was important to her. She wanted us to have a wonderful experience; perhaps she was thinking that these will be memories…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • SD Vintners Debut 2014 Barrel Samples At Fall Harvest Event

    … boasts a number of “urban wineries” such as Vinavanti Urban Winery in Mira Mesa. Simply known as Eric, Vinavanti‘s winemaker, delighted the eager crowd with his 2014 Viognier. Displaying a bright citrus nose, with lemongrass, pear skin, and elements of honey and lime pith on the palate. A fun sparkling Viognier was available for tasting too…

    Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!- 1 readers -
  • Our Writers On What They’ll Be Sipping This Thanksgiving

    … get me started) and it’s been amazing to taste what would be considered “everyday” wines that have some age on them. We’ve discovered that Pride Mountain Viognier is amazing with my mom’s chestnut soup, and pinot noir from Oregon’s Panther Creek is a great match with the main dishes. Also, those zinfandel blends from Ridge really go the distance…

    Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 2 readers -
  • A Chile welcome to diversity

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    Michael Godel/ Godello- 1 readers -
  • Pemberton Cellars Pemberton Cellars is located in Granbury and is owned by Jeff and Lynn Pemberton with their son Dax Pemberton. The winery opened on June 14, 2014. I first met Jeff Pemberton at Newsom Grape Day and later had a chance to visit him at his winery. Pemberton Cellars is very easy to find with a large 7.

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

    … cool. If the Riesling works we could grow some in the future. For reds, we grow some Syrah and Grenache to make our GSM blend. These grapes do really well in the SLH AVA. We are always learning and trying different things. A Few Additional Notes from Hahn Family Wines Paul Clifton: NIcolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby identified the Smith Ranch…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 9 readers -
  • Petit Manseng Impresses at the 2014 Virginia Wine Summit

    … produced outside of the Jurancon region in southwest France, wine enthusiasts are likely more familiar with the sweeter versions. “Petit Manseng does not show terroir well and can hamper the beauty of so many sites in Virginia,” said Harris. “Part of our charm is the diversity of terroirs and how transparent they can be.” “With that being said…

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … We’ve already written suggestions about ApesVin’s grape seed oils and flours as well as our three wine books available online, now we turn our attention to wineries. Holiday Specials at Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, Virginia Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia Website: Wine Trail Traveler’s Pearmund Cellars…

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