Some of the best-known red and white wine grapes...
Chardonnay Grape Cluster
Chardonnay grapes on the vine
Don't be mislead by this header. As you may have noted in our wine trivia, there are 24,000 names
for varieties of wine grapes, corresponding to between 5,000 and 10,000 actual varieties.
However, only about 150 are commercially important. We here consider about forty varieties, not all of
which are major. Don't think that a grape variety must be well-known to
turn into great wine. You'll be missing some excellent wines that may even be bargains.