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Viognier: Wines from South Africa with a rich texture

Viognier, a varietal with captivating aromas, is highlighted in the wines from Manley and Saronsberg from South Africa and can be purchased at valleygrapes.

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Manley Viognier 2022



Unit price
€15,87per l

Saronsberg Viognier 2020



Unit price
€30,00per l

Viognier: The seduction from the vineyard

Viognier, a grape variety with a fascinating history and captivating aromas, has established a permanent place in the world of wine. Known for its floral notes, rich texture and elegant structure, Viognier seduces the senses and captures the hearts of wine lovers worldwide. In South Africa, Viognier has gained prominence and is grown in various wine-growing regions including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Tulbagh. Characterized by their floral aromas, rich texture and elegant structure, South African Viognier wines have established a strong place in the national and international markets.

Origin and history

Originally from the Rhône region of France, Viognier has a long history dating back to ancient Greece. The grape variety had almost disappeared for a long time, but was rediscovered in the 20th century and experienced a renaissance. Today, Viognier is known for its high-quality wines, especially in the Condrieu region of the Rhône.

Cultivation and terroir

Viognier grows best in warm, dry climates with calcareous soils. Terroir plays a crucial role in developing the characteristic flavors of this wine, with regions with a continental climate and gravelly soils being particularly suitable. The grape variety requires careful care in the vineyard to develop its rich aromas and elegant structure.

Growing locations

While Viognier is primarily grown in the Rhône region of France, it can also be found in other parts of the world, including Australia, California, South Africa and Chile. In South Africa, Viognier has gained prominence and is valued by winemakers seeking wines of richness and elegance.

Sensory characteristics

A glass of Viognier reveals a wealth of flavors that can range from white flowers and apricot blossoms to tropical fruits like peaches and mango. The wines are often full-bodied and velvety, with a balanced acid structure and a long, persistent finish.

Food pairing

Viognier is a versatile wine that goes well with a variety of foods. It goes particularly well with poultry dishes, seafood, smoked salmon, creamy pasta dishes and mild cheeses. It is also an excellent choice as an aperitif or with light starters.


Viognier remains one of the world's most intriguing and elegant grape varieties, thanks to its captivating aromas, rich texture and versatile nature. Their rich heritage, deep connection to terroir and ability to produce wines of remarkable elegance and finesse make them an indispensable part of the wine world. Enjoying a glass of Viognier is not only an act of enjoyment, but also a journey through the floral aromas and elegant structure of this extraordinary grape variety.

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