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What is the difference between a variety and a varietal?

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August 8, 2016 | Vina Robles

What is the difference between a variety and a varietal?

A lot of folks confuse these terms. One word refers to grapes, the other to wine. Varieties are types of grapes, i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Chardonnay grapes, Zinfandel grapes, etc. A varietal on the other hand is a wine that is labeled as being made from one grape variety, for example our Chardonnay – Santa Lucia Highlands.

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