Wine Varietal Descriptions

Wine varietals

Definitions for Different Types of Wine

There’s more to know about wine than whether it’s red or white. Learn about the different types of wines with this educational guide to wine varietals.

For more definitions, check out GAYOT’s Wine Glossary.

Red Varietals



Barbera
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmenère
Catawba
Chambourcin
Charbono
Concord
Grenache
Lagrein
Malbec
Merlot
Muscadine
Nebbiolo
Norton
Petit Verdot
Petite Sirah
Pinotage
Pinot Noir
Primitivo
Sagrantino
Sangiovese
Syrah
Zinfandel

White Varietals

Albariño
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Gewürztraminer
Grüner Veltliner
Muscadine
Niagara
Petite Arvine
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Grigio/Gris
Riesling
Roussanne
Sauvignon Blanc
Seyval Blanc
Vidal Blanc
Villard Blanc
Viognier