Pinot Grigio

Common synonyms: Pinot Gris, “white Pinot Noir,” (but not to be confused with Pinot Blanc, which is another grape entirely), Pinot Beurot (France), Rulander (Germany), Tokay d’Alsace,  

Parentage of the grape: Burgundy as Pinot Gris in the 1300s. 
 
History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Europe, via Alsace, Switzerland and into Germany, eventually making it to Italy, where it was given the name Pinot Grigio. When Phylloxera hit Burgundy, Pinot Gris with its original characteristics was wiped out and the hybrids grafted with American stock to save the vines were never the same quality, so crops were left to mostly die out. But in the Alsace region, Germany and Italy, the hybrids fared much better and the grape was able to thrive. It was brought to Australia in the 1830s by James Busby, who is credited with being the “Father of Australian Wine.” It was eventually brought over to Read more »

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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Germany

    Germany is the producer of some of the most admired wines in the world. These are its Rieslings...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

      Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast corner of Italy, bordering Austria and S...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

Popular Wineries using Pinot Grigio

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • Almaden Vineyards

    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

  • Rex Goliath

    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

      Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, ...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Seaglass Pinot Gris 2011

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    Wine review by jwgwine


  • Lamberti Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Santepietre 2012

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    Great value here for a sub-15 dollar bottle. The nose is delicate - I picked up some white peach, meyer lemon, marzipan, and sweetgrass. More of the same on the palate - soft and light. Mouthwatering but soft/tangy acidity and surprisingly long length. I really appreciated the length of this simple and delicate wine. Definitely quaffable. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Unspecified Italy Italy Alto Adige Pinot Grigio White Bottle-In Stock 2010

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Caposaldo Pinot Grigio Veneto 2011

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    Fun mid afternoon wine with the wife while we were in Hilo HI. Light, crisp. Revolving aromas of mellon and strawberries. Light and short finish. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Astrolabe Wines Pinot Gris Marlborough 2006

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    Wine review by bikerejs


  • Concha Y Toro Frontera Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Wine review by BrettTheWise


  • "Didn't suck" is Clay Mauritson's dad's idea of high ... ... ... and I don't mean Pinot Grigio. Funny thing is that as I was going home, I was actually craving Cab for some reason.  Maybe because I had just stopped at a wine shop in SF to see if they had 2007 Mayacamas in stock--last vintage wholly under the original owner.  They hadn't even ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Iris Vineyards Pinot Gris 2009

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    Best Pinot Gris I ever had. Read More

    Wine review by zregnier


  • Wyland Pinot Grigio Sicilia 2012

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    Molto Bene Wyland Sicily...!! Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Wyland Pinot Grigio Sicilia 2012

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    Extremely surprised by the Flavors of this Organic Pinot Grigio from Sicily. Linda Scheele was correct. Many more flavors than Bakers and Green Apples. Well Done. Wyland Wines. and the flavors benefit Ocean Conservation.Not a PLUG... The Wyland Sicilian Organic Pinot Grigio 2012 is special. Drink it Now. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


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  • Can I buy Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio On Line? Can't find it in our area. Only at a Resteraunt. Please E Mail me info. Thanx

    Comment by 673915Susan Benedetti 673915 Susan Benedetti


  • I'm looking for the Pinot that comes in the triangular pink bottle. Any ideas?

    Comment by 585578suzieweibel 585578 suzieweibel


  • looking for 2008 pinot grigio from vendemmia, bottle has delle venezie and villagiachi

    Comment by 354303als pal 354303 als pal


  • Am seeking a Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio in the Bundaberg region if anyone is able to assist with retail outlets?

    Comment by 269746shima8 269746 shima8


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