Outside of a few appellations in France, Viogner was an obscure character in most wine traditions that has found new ways to thrive in Virginia. It expresses itself wonderfully here, and quickly developed a reputation as one of the Commonwealth's signature varietials. Internationally, Virginia Viognier has consistently earned praise for its high quality. Viognier typically has intense, complex aromas of stone fruit with tropical notes such as pineapple and orange blossoms which suggest a sweet wine, but it is usually made in a dry style. It accompanies rich dishes such as lobster, veal, cheeses and pork well, and particularly shines when paired with a rich sauce.