Also known as Gros Auxerrois, the Valdiguié is just one of many grapes that were once famous in France due in part to their high productivity. Today the Valdiguié has become an extreme rarity, and can be found more in California than it can be in its native home of southern France. During the 1800s the Valdiguié enjoyed great success as a varietal that had a high yield, ripened reliably, and contributed some fruit and modest acidity to the blends of the Midi, Languedoc-Rousillon and what is now the Vin de Pays. In California it is known as Napa Gamay where it has found modest popularity as a light and fruity varietal. However, many of the vines planted in California that go by the name Napa Gamay are actually the true Gamay of Beaujolais fame.