This intensely fragrant and explosively flavourful white wine grape was seriously endangered when the Hill-Smith family, which owns Yalumba winery, planted Australia’s first commercial vineyard of viognier in 1980. At that time there were reportedly fewer than 15 hectacres of viognier vines planted in the northern Rhône."
T.G.A.M. : " How viognier became one of the world’s most celebrated white wines "
" Everyone loves a good comeback story, especially when they are as dramatic, poignant and empowering as the tale of the successful rebirth of viognier.