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Wine / Varieties / Viognier

Varieties

Viognier

Thoroughly captivated by this elusive, luscious and complex white variety, a visit to Viognier's spiritual home saw the beginnings of a journey that would define Yalumba’s white winemaking future.

  • Viognier Grape Bunch

Viognier first caught Yalumba’s eye in the early 1970s, when the chief viticulturist visited the Rhône Valley in France and the variety’s spiritual home in the appellations of Condrieu and Côte Rôtie. Thoroughly captivated by this elusive, luscious and complex white variety, this visit saw the beginnings of a journey that would define Yalumba’s white winemaking future.

In 1980 Yalumba planted 1.2 hectares of Viognier on the Vaughan vineyard, a property neighbouring the hallowed Yalumba grounds. This land, situated on the elevated slopes of the Eden Valley, represented the first significant commercial plantings of Viognier in Australia. More than twenty five years later, Yalumba is the true champion of this unique and seductive variety and celebrates the personality of Viognier with six individual wines in their collection.