Orange Muscat Grape

Orange Muscat is a white grape variety. When made into wine, it exhibits Muscat characteristics with a strong aroma of oranges and a taste of orange blossoms and apricots. It is produced in a variety of styles that range from dry to sweet.

 

Very little is known about its origins (France? Italy?) and some experts believe that it is not related to Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains.

 

It was popular in France at one time, is grown in the Veneto region of Italy, and has made its way to Australia and North America (California, Oregon).

 

The most well-known Orange Muscat wine  (Essencia) comes from Quady Vineyards in the Santa Barbara area of California.