Most notably known as "Cabernet Franc". A grape varietal, used in the production of red wine, originating in the Loire Region of France. Also grown in Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, and Argentina. A small player in Bordeaux Blends, it is now becoming trendy as a varietal. Also a small player in Red Chenin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends.