Grown on California’s central coast, the viognier grape is believed to be a very ancient grape originally from Dalmatia (Croatia) and brought to Rhone, France by the Romans. The grape is known for its complex fruit and floral aromas with low acidity. The aroma-flavor profile includes fruits like mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, apricots and orange blossoms. Other complex aromas include anise, smoke, vanilla, mint and toast. Viognier pairs well with spicy dishes like Thai stir-fry or salsas and meat choices of poultry and fish. It is best to drink at a young maturation.