Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red wines with characteristic herbaceous and floral aromas. Less than 50 acres of Grignolino exist in California, where only a small number of wineries utilize this variety. In the Golden State, the most recognized Grignolino is the rosé, long made by Heitz Wine Cellars.

Your a delicate old gal; some might
even say you're a little frail. Your
pale appearance is deceptive, since
your personality is so sharp and
engaging. You are full of youthful
vitality; it's been a pleasure to
make your acquaintance at the Heitz
Cellar engagements. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

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  • Tenuta Dei Re Grignolino d'Asti DOC 2011


    I tasted this light bodied Piemonte Grignolino at dinner last night. It struck me for its bright ruby red color, very delicate red berry fruit aromas, especially cranberry. On the palate warm and dry, but fresh and elegant! (I think this winery exports to China) Grignolino goes well with everything from assorted antipasti to creamy cheeses. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino

  • Why does my wine taste fizzy when I first open it?  Tthis has happened a couple times, once at home and the other at a restaurant.  Read More

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  • Heitz Grignolino Napa 2008


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    Wine review by turf44

  • Bersano Valdesalto Grignolino d'Asti DOC 2006


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Heitz Grignolino Port 2004


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    Wine review by kurlgurl

  • Cascina 'Tavijn Grignolino Grignolino d'Asti 2008


    This one is too waterly even for Gringnolino, quite plain. Read More

    Wine review by slavazzo

  • Cascina 'Tavijn Grignolino Grignolino d'Asti 2007


    Grignolino is usually quite light but could be very good with antipasti. This one 2008 - extremely waterly, very plain.Not recommended (bought from Astor wines). Read More

    Wine review by slavazzo

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  • Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007


    Bright garnet hue with pink rim, aromas of strawberries, rose petals and cherries, a slight frizzate in the mouth makes me think of grape soda. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

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