Famous Grape Varieties

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Famous grape varieties don't always make the best wine...

Pinot Noir Grape Clusters

Pinot Noir grape variety

Pinot Noir grapes on the vine

Don't be disappointed if your favorite grape variety isn't part of this list. What we are trying to do is make it easier for you to find information on a given grape variety. What is famous is a matter of opinion. Virtually everyone agrees that Chardonnay is famous, and Terret Noir is not. But what about Sangiovese and Barbera that are famous in Italy and responsible for some excellent wine?

     Cabernet Franc - Red
     Cabernet Sauvignon - Red
     Chardonnay - White
     Merlot - Red
     Pinot Blanc - White
     Pinot Gris - White
     Pinot Noir - Red
     Riesling - White
     Sauvignon Blanc - White
     Syrah - Red
     Zinfandel - Red

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