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Most notably known as "Gamay". A grape varietal, used in the production of red wine, originating in the Beaujolais region of France. The grape is also grown in Austria and the United States (CA). Gamay varietal wines that are not produced in the Beaujolais region are labeled “Gamay”. Wines that are produced in the Beaujolais region from the Gamay varietal are typically labled “Beaujolais”. Although there are many grape varietals grown in California given the name Gamay, none are the true Gamay of France's Beaujolais region. Traditionaly, Gamay is a 100% varietal, though it is increasingly being used as a blend in Beaujolais regional wines.

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