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This grape variety is noted for it floral fragrance and its spicy flavors.  It is grown most successfully in France (especially Alsace), the United States (California, Oregon, Washington), Germany and New Zealand.  It does better in cool climates that in warm ones.

It is often paired with spicy foods and can be made in styles that range from completely dry to semi-dry.  Gewurztraminer can also be made in a late harvest dessert wine style that is delicious.  This is especially true in Alsace.