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Colombard is a variety of wine grape, better known as French Colombard in North America.
Old vine grapes are crushed by some northern Californian producers and made into a fruity white wine of interesting character in both dry and sweet versions. This grape is mainly grown in California to provide backbone, due to its natural acidic character, for white "jug wine" blends. It is still grown in South West France where it is used for white wine blends in certain Bordeaux and Gascony AOC's and is also used for distilling into brandy. It is also widely grown in South Africa.