Winemaker Notes: Viognier comes from the Condrieu and Chateau-Grillet appellations of the northern Rhone region. It is thought to have originated in Dalmatia, and was transported to the Rhone by Emperor Probus in AD 281. Currently there are approximately 2,000 acres of the Viognier varietal planted in California. Food Pairing: Cline’s Viognier offers distinctive aromas of pears, apricots, orange blossoms and honeysuckle. Its bright flavors and full-body mouth-feel make it an ideal match for spicy stir-fries, curried Thai dishes and grilled fish topped with fruit salsa. Serve slightly chilled.