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...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Italy

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

  • Veneto

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

  • USA

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

  • 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...

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

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

  • New Zealand

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

Popular Wineries using Pinot Grigio

  • Arrow Creek

    Arrow Creek wines capture the spirit of California – the freedom of open spaces, the rustic outdo...

  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

  • Estancia Estates

    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

    Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes....

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Good Neighbor Organic Pinot Grigio

    Snoothrank:

    Awful. Very Disappointing. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Cousino Macul Isidora Pinot Gris 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Nice summer wine. The taste is close to a Mediterranean rosé. Good in its price range Read More

    Wine review by Echenike


  • We continue our ongoing interview series with the friends of Snooth today by ... ... Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio This one is going to be hard to find as it is from Slovenia and does not have much distribution in the U.S. yet but I'm really hoping that changes. I had the opportunity to go to Slovenia last fall and I was blown away by the wi... Read More

    From the article Getting to know: Jon Thorsen


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Excellent Willamette pinot gris. Ripe pear, golden apple, a spritz of lemon zest, nice acidity and a medium finish. Fairly smooth and a somewhat viscuous tongue coating texture. Definitely one of the better pinot gris' we've had. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • This was a cheapie from a bargain retailer...  Thought I would give it a ... tonight that called for a pinot grigio to serve with, but I had no pinot grigio.  This light SB with lemon/grapefruit notes paired nicely with the acidic roasted tomatoes/pepper that I topped the chicken/mozz with Read More

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  • Relax Pinot Grigio 2011

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    Dry, tart, indistinguishable from the pack. The hope was for something unique and characteristic. Back to the Relax Riesling for me. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Round Barn Winery Vineyard Tears NV

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    Sunday late afternoon deck party. I have to say it surprised me, and I will stop at exit 6 on I-94 on my next trip to Chicago to sample more of their wines. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Benvolio Pinot Grigio 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Derek25


  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by katzpheno


  • San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio Lily Original Pink 2009

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    Wine review by Derek25


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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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