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...

  • New Zealand

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

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

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

  • Alsace

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

  • USA

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

  • Veneto

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

  • Germany

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

Popular Wineries using Pinot Grigio

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

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

  • Rockledge Vineyards

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

  • Canyon Road Winery

    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

  • 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...

  • Livingston Cellars

    Since 1984 and 17 years, the de facto estate wine of Livingston Moffett winery has been bottled ...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • 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


  • 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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    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


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