Origin of chardonnay
- Probably after Chardonnay , village in east-central France
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French, believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there
- The place name Chardonnay is from Medieval Latin Cardonnacum.