Viognier (Pronounced vee-on-YAY) is a little known white wine grape varietal. Viognier grapes are believed to have been grown in the northern Rhône wine region of southern France for over 2000 years. It is a notoriously difficult grape to grow.
Viognier was actually on the verge of extinction in the 1960s. It has since risen in popularity. Though still primarily grown in France, today it is harvested globally in North & South America & Australia.
Viognier is dry with a strong floral aroma and is usually meant to be consumed as a young wine. It pairs well with spicy foods.