1. More Oregon winemakers making Viognier

    Statesman Journal (Apr 16 2013)

    1. More Oregon winemakers making Viognier

      If you enjoy white wines, particularly fruit-forward wines that are highly aromatic with floral notes, viognier, a grape variety common in France’s Rhone region, may just be what you’re looking for.

      In France, most viogniers are sold as Vin de Pays in the Languedoc region. In Rhone, viognier is often used as a blending grape with Roussane, Marsanne and Grenache blanc, according to Professional Friends of Wine.

      In America, you’ll find viognier from the central coast region of California. Although the acreage planted with viognier grapes in Oregon (a mere 210 acres in 2011 according to the ...

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