Regional Varieties: Baga Barbera Blaufränkisch Brachetto Carignan Carménère Cinsaut Dolcetto Gamay Graciano Lagrein Malvasia Nera Marzemino Montepulciano Mourvèdre Nero d'Avola Petit Verdot Petite Sirah Pinot Meunier Pinotage Touriga Nacional
Graciano is a deep red grape of Spanish origin, mostly grown in the region of Rioja. As a wine, it is aromatic and ages well, but the grape requires a warm, dry climate to thrive. It is mostly a blending grape in Rioja, but is used as a varietal in other parts of Spain. It was brought to Australia in 1908, where it is mostly used for blending, but some producers have made stabs at a 100% Graciano wine. There are plantings in France and California, where it is known as Xeres, but they remain fairly obscure.