Verdelho is a white wine grape grown throughout Portugal, though most associated with the island of Madeira. The grape is also grown in Australia, particularly the Hunter Valley, Langhorne Creek and the Swan Valley. Australian Verdelho's are noted for their intense flavors of lime, tropical fruit and honeysuckle. Each region tends to produce a distinctive style. With Western Australia producing fresh and fruity wines, Langhorne Creek, soft tropical flavours (pineapple and guava), and the Hunter Valley exhibiting more spiciness.
In Portugal, when picked early, it will exhibit citrus and herbaceous elements. On bottles of Madeira the name Verdelho indicates an off dry to medium-dry style of wine.
It is also made in the Douro valley in Portugal, where it is known as Gouveio and is used in white Port.