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...

  • 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 ...

  • Germany

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

  • Veneto

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

  • Italy

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries using Pinot Grigio

  • Sullivan Vineyards

    Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, wh...

  • Matchbook

    Our Vision. "Produce wines we love to drink at prices we don't mind paying

  • Dumol Wine Company

    Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of...

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

  • Glass Mountain

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

  • Cupcake Vineyards

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

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Oak Grove Reserve Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Just what you'd expect for an $8 pinot grigio. Fairly simple, light bodied and quick to fade. Not much of a nose at all, but there's a bit of lemon and some honeysuckle with low to medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur 2012

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    Earthy on the nose and slightly vegetal with hints of beetroot and older wood laying under sassafras laced aromas of black cherry and plum with just a hint of mocha. Smooth and moderately rich in the mouth, this retains an austere quality in the mouth though there is no shortage of fruit. Black plums and black currants are wrapped up with subtl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Candoni Pinot Grigio 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


  • Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2013

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    This is a really tasty Pinot Gris from Willamette. Similar to a high end Napa Sauv Blanc with soft lemon pith, ripe green apple, a touch of white grapefruit, nice mouth feel, really nice acidity, and a fairly long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Hey Snooth community. I've visited this site a few times over the years and ... of my favourite wines are pinot grigio, pinot noir, California Rhone-style (GSM) blends, spanish rose's and blends, Mosel region whites, and big-bodied cabs. Looking forward to chatting with you all! -DNa Read More

    Forum post in the topic Greetings from DTLA


  • Sockeye Winery Pinot Grigio Columbia Valley 2012

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    Grass, lemon, and peach collide on the nose and palate. Distant hints of citrus, apple, still more lemon. A delicious and acidic summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Sockeye Winery Pinot Grigio Columbia Valley 2012

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    Steely, yet rich aromas of peach, apricot and lemon. Palate is fresh and lively, acidic but not overly so, with lemon zest, peaches, and the slightest bit of an autolytic finish. Nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Gaetano d'Aquino Garganega Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2004

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    Gaetano D'Aquino Pinot Grigio Dells Venezie Read More

    Wine review by Chaneel


  • Principessa V.S.Q. Emilia-Romagna

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    The bubbles of the territory according Luretta. Method classic white grape that builds on the twenty-year experience of the winery, offering a sparkling fresh drinking but never boring with enticing floral aromas and a palate the flavor intoxicating. Read More

    Wine review by ELENA RESTIANI


  • Erath Pinot Gris 2013

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    Golden color. Banana and lemon zest on nose. A little weight and some spice on palate. Soft and fruity, but not big. Could age well. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


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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?

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

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

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