Orange wine. Photo by Wanda Haynes, CS

Wanda Haynes,

Certified Sommelier

Orange wine is produced by allowing the skins of white grapes to merge with the white grape juice. The amount of time the skins have contact with the white wine varies from a few days to several months.

Orange wine typically has tastes of dried apricots and spicey notes of white pepper. Low in acidity and is medium to dark orange in color.

Also known as amber wine or skins white wine became known in the US around 2004 and its popularity continues.

The country of Georgia (not the state) is in Eastern Europe and said to be the first country to produce orange wine.

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