White blend wine is a white wine containing grapes from more than one varietal—Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, for example. Blending allows wine-makers to choose the perfect fusion of grape characteristics, developing a unique flavor profile that the producer couldn’t achieve with single-varietal wine. White wine blends are less fêted than red blends, but many superb white blend wines deserve the attention of wine enthusiasts.
Some amount of blending is a standard part of the wine-making process: a winemaker might blend grapes from different terroirs or barrels to achieve the desired result. But in this article, we’re focusing on white blend wines that mix varietals.
The History of White Blend Wine