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White Wine
White wine is more than just a refreshing summertime pleasure. It can be crisp or buttery, light- or full-bodied, and unoaked or oak-aged, yielding a panoply of styles.
Chardonnay Chardonnay grapes are popular around the world, from Burgundy to Sonoma.
The grape behind some of the best wines of France and California, its style varies widely depending on where it was grown and the winemaker’s style. Learn More

One of the few grapes with a descriptive name, Gewürztraminer translates literally to “spicy grape.” These wines are famous for their exotic aromatics and flavors.
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This white grape is one of the oldest known varieties. It is used in the production of Italy’s sparkling Asti, as well as in the fortified dessert wines of France. Learn More

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
When made in Italy or in the Italian style, this grape is labeled Pinot Grigio. Otherwise Pinot Gris, the original French name, is used. Oregon produces high-quality Pinot Gris. Learn More

Proprietary White Blend
Blending different varieties of grapes can round out harsh notes and allow the winemaker great latitude. American wineries often call their Bordeaux-style blends “Meritage.”

Riesling is a cold-weather grape that thrives in Germany, northern France, Washington and Oregon. No other grape, save Pinot Noir, is more expressive of the soil in which it was grown. Learn More

Sauvignon Blanc
An important variety in France, Sauvignon Blanc is a grape whose herbaceous flavors (hay, cut grass and asparagus) are instantly recognizable. Learn More

Other Whites
Discover other white wines, ranging from Arneis (whose name means “rascal” in the local Italian dialect) to Viognier, a full-bodied white becoming increasingly popular in California. Learn More

Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio grapes catching some sun.
Riesling grapes in September.
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc grapes bring a distinct herbal taste to wine.