Grape Types

A wine's character and aroma are defined by the grape type or combination of grapes from which it was made. Each grape variety is characterized by color, size, skin thickness, acidity, yield per vine and flavors. Red wines are derived from grapes that have been fermented with their skins. White wines result from an aging process without contact with the skins. We have compiled a list of common grape types, along with the regions in which they are favored to grow. Search by grape type below to find and buy from the largest selection of white and red wines.

Shop Red Grapes

Red Grape Type: Grapes grow best in:
Barbera  Learn More Piedmont (Italy)
Cabernet Franc  Learn More Loire (France)
Left Bank and Graves (Bordeaux, France)
Napa Valley (California)
Cabernet Sauvignon  Learn More Left Bank (Bordeaux, France)
Napa Valley (California)
Dolcetto  Learn More Piedmont (Italy)
Gamay  Learn More Beaujolais (France)
Grenache  Learn More Southern Rhone (France)
Rioja, Priorat and Montsant (Spain)
Malbec  Learn More Argentina
Other Southwest France
Merlot  Learn More St. Emilion and Pomerol (France)
Napa Valley (California)
Tuscany (Italy)
Mourvedre  Learn More Southern Rhone (France)
Provence (France)
Jumilla and Yecla (Spain)
Nebbiolo  Learn More Piedmont (Italy)
Pinot Noir  Learn More Burgundy (France)
New Zealand
Victoria and McLaren Vale (Australia)
Sangiovese  Learn More Tuscany (Italy)
Syrah  Learn More Rhone Valley (France)
Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale (Australia)
Central Coast (California)
Tempranillo  Learn More Rioja (Spain)
Zinfandel  Learn More Napa Valley (California)

Shop White Grapes

White Grape Type: Grapes grow best in:
Chardonnay  Learn More Burgundy and Champagne (France)
Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Sonoma and
Russian River Valley (California)
Victoria, McLaren Vale, Margaret River and Western Australia (Australia)
Chenin Blanc  Learn More Loire (France)
Gewurztraminer  Learn More Alsace (France)
Marsanne  Learn More St. Joseph and Hermitage (France)
Victoria (Australia)
Central Coast (California)
Muscat  Learn More Alsace and Southern Rhone (France)
Pinot Blanc  Learn More Alsace (France)
Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)
Pinot Gris  Learn More Alsace (France)
Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)
Riesling  Learn More Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rhine and Nahe (Germany)
Alsace (France)
Roussanne  Learn More Rhone Valley (France)
Central Coast, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria (California)
Sauvignon Blanc  Learn More Bordeaux and Loire (France)
New Zealand
South Africa
Semillon  Learn More Sauternes (France)
Viognier  Learn More Rhone Valley (France)
Central Coast (California)