Muscat, the floral palate pleaser
Muscat is a white grape variety that originated in Greece and has been cultivated in Europe for centuries. It was brought to Europe in the Middle Ages and has since established itself in many regions. Today, Muscat is grown in Europe, North America and New Zealand. In Europe, France is the largest grower of Muskateller, especially in the Alsace and Loire regions, but the grape variety also enjoys great popularity in southern Styria and Austria. In North America, it is cultivated especially in California and Oregon, and in New Zealand in regions such as Marlborough and Hawke's Bay.