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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  • France

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • California

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

  • New Zealand

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

  • 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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Boathouse Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Box wine, depending on who you ask, is either the future of wine or the ugly ... that California watered down Pinot Grigio, way, it ends crisp and long with lingering tart citrus and tropical frui Read More

    From the article Don't Belittle the Box Wine!


  • MASI Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo 2012

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    Light and floral aromas of orange blossom, honey and peach. Palate is fresh and lively, but simple yet pleasing. There's peach and apricot, a bit of lemon zest and green apple. The long finish is even a bit herbal. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Enjoyed a bottle at Ammos in NYC. Read More

    Wine review by mariaisip


  • Rascal Oregon Pinot Gris 2009

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    Wine review by michalene


  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along ... ... both un-oaked and oaked, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, and Riesling. When Mother Nature cooperates and allows red wine grapes to fully mature, Marco produces bright, cool-climate wines such as Pinot Noir. Marco’s foray into winemaking began at an early age in a s... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2013

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    My first ever wine from this very large winery. Easy to find, easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Trader Moon Pinot Grigio San Francisco Bay Venetian Moon 2008

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    I don't normally drink white wine.. And by not normally I mean NEVER.. But I was at a business meeting and some served this.. It was delightful! Very crisp, sweet, and clean. Fruit forward but light. Refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by reneeannbutler


  • Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle to honor his Italian heritage ... number of Italian varietals: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rosato di Sangiovese, red table blend, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Primitivo, Merlot, a Super Tuscan Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Canelli, late harvest Gewurztraminer, a... Read More

    From the article Dario Sattui's Napa Valley Castle - Castello di Amorosa


  • 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


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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

    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?

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