Viognier is from Southern France, in the Rhône Valley districts of Condrieu and Château-Grillet. Some people believe that the vine originally was brought to France by the Roman Emperor Probus from the Dalmatia region where it is now cultivated under the name Vugava bijela. The areas now planted to Viognier are increasing worldwide.
Our Viognier at Oso Libre is planted with the ENTAV-INRA ® 642 authorized clone from ENTAV in France. The French National Technical Association for Viticultural Improvement certifies this clone for its authenticity and quality for. Clones with this certification are among the highest quality producing grapes in the world.