The Bluffer Valdiguie

Valdiguié is one of California's rarest grapes. This light-bodied style delivers brambly fruits and bright acidity.

With barely 300 acres growing in California, Valdiguié is a grape you’ve likely never heard of - the only other place it’s grown is in southern France. Even the first California farmers to discover Valdiguié confused it for Napa Gamay, until a traveling Frenchman set them straight. We harvested this fruit from 40-year-old Valdiguié vines (the oldest in California) from the Paso Robles Highlands and kept it in stainless steel for freshness. The result is a fruity, light-bodied red with lots of lively, tart berry flavor.