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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

Grapes add enormously to wine's infinite variety. Enjoy our free introductions to nearly 700 wine grapes.For nearly a million words on 1,368 of them, check out our multi-award-winning book Wine Grapes.

White wine grapes
White wine grapes

'White' grapes are actually green in colour, and are evolutionarily derived from the red grape. Mutations in two regulatory genes of white grapes turn off production of anthocyanins, which are responsible for the colour of red grapes.