Verdelho is a white grape variety known for its role in the production of fortified wines in Madeira, where it is one of the drier and fresher varietals used. It is also grown in Australia and other regions around the world, where it is used to make dry white wines. The grape is characterized by its crisp, lemon and citrus aromas and flavors. Verdelho is a high-yielding vine that is resistant to powdery mildew and is well-suited to warm climates. The origins of Verdelho are unclear, with some studies suggesting it originates in the Azores, while others believe it is indigenous to mainland Europe.