Chardonnay The most versatile white wine grape in the world. It travels well. At its most pure and intense in the village of Chablis, with more luxurious wines coming from Burgundy's southern vineyards like Meursault. Australia's Margaret River and Yarra plus Sonoma in California are close behind in quality - and price. Expect peach, apricot, grapefruit. Loves oak! Look to Chile for value.