Verdejo is primarily known as a Spanish white grape, grown in the Rueda area. Verdejo is generally grown at high altitudes in well drained soil. If a wine is to be called “Rueja Verdejo” it must be at least 85% Verdejo.
Verdejo, generally, is harvested after dark and cool fermented to preserve its flavors. Having a light, grassy flavor, it is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc.
Some people feel Verdejo is one of Spain's best white grape variety for its nutty, honey flavors. Although, it can be challenging to find a wine that is labelled as “Verdejo” for people to try and see what its flavors are.