Colombard is a white grape variety that is widely planted in France, particularly along the west coast. It is known for its ability to retain acidity in hot, dry climates and is used to make fresh, crisp white wines. The popularity of Colombard has decreased in the past, with many vines being pulled up to make way for other varieties. However, the grape has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly in California and France, where it is used to make bulk wine and sparkling wines. Colombard is also planted in South Africa, Australia, Thailand and Israel.