Most notably known as "Gewürztraminer". A grape varietal used in the production of white wine. It is believed that the Gewürztraminer grape varietal originated in the Alto Adige region of Italy, though it is not widely planted there in modern day. It is now grown in Germany, France, the United States (specifically California), Australia, Austria, and Rumania. The varietal grows best in cooler climates and is believed to be a relative of the Muscat varietal. The grape is best known for Alsace, France wines and is a permitted varietal of Grand Crus.