Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
Originating in Greece, Grechetto has found its best growing region in Italy. A tough grape, it is often blended with Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana, and Trebbiano. The grape's high sugar level makes for a good dessert wine, although it can add structure and nutty flavor to dry wines as well.
The central place for growth is Umbria in the center of Italy, where it is often used to produce vin santo. In Orvieto DOC, where more than 95% of the wines are dry, Grechetto is commonly used in the blends. There have also been plantings of Grechetto in Lazio, Italy.