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...

  • Germany

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

  • New Zealand

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

  • 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...

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  • Rex Goliath

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

  • Almaden Vineyards

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

  • Estancia Estates

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

  • Matchbook

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

  • Barefoot Cellars

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

  • Sullivan Vineyards

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

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Magnotta Pinot Grigio Vqa 2003

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    Wine review by elangford


  • Kris Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2006

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    Wine review by DawnM


  • Manilow Pinot Grigio 2007

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    My new favorite Pinot Grigio. Great value at price. Read More

    Wine review by skilz2paydabills


  • Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio California 2010

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    Wine review by alee


  • Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2006

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    Aromas of apple, melon, and honeysuckle. Medium acidity with a moderate finish. Overall a balanced, simple wine. Read More

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Bracco Pinot Grigio 2006

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    Wine review by jpmd04


  • Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006

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    I actually tried the Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2007 at a luncheon at the vineyard yesterday, but since that's not listed on this site I'll put the review here.I typically don't have high hopes for American Pinot Grigio, I'll usually only drink this varietal from Italy. But the Barboursville version was pretty good. It had a nice aro... Read More

    Wine review by MrsThorsen


  • Crane Lake Pinot Grigio Napa Valley 2010

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    Wine review by snowplow


  • Marietta Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Angeline Sauvignon Blanc /006 2006

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    I bought this bottle and a bottle of the 05 Chard on a whim from my mother. ... and washed out, like cheap Pinot Grigio. It was not overly acidic or overbearing with any particular flavor. Nothing jumps out at you either, it is just a nice, balanced light white for a warm summer day. While not as great a value as the NZ SBs, this was a goo... Read More

    Wine review by rcerbone


  • My friend gave me this as a joke bday gift. It comes in a few different wine types, I think Sangria might be the worst option.!http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r101/Darwalk/wine.jpg!I remember an older post about different packaging for wine. These are literally juice box size wines, now you can pack it in your lunch. Wonder what the school wo... Read More

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