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...

  • 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...

  • Germany

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

  • USA

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

  • California

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

  • Veneto

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

  • 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 ...

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    A shared passion ... Since 1991, "Les Jamelles" has been produced by Catherine and Laurent Delau...

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

  • Michel Picard

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

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    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

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      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • 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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  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2012

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  • San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio Lily Original Pink 2009

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  • Chateau Chantal Pinot Grigio Old Mission Peninsula 2013

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  •  Hi emark what's a good summer white wine u would suggest my favorite is pinot grigio and also like presco and I don't like chardonnay i never tried cabernet sauvarioun  Read More

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  •  I  been seriously wine enthusiast for 2years im still discovering ... favorite wine is malbec and pinot grigio, I need a wine mentor to help me discover my passion for a good sip&nbs Read More

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  • Canyon Road Pinot Grigio 2012

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  • A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay Oregon 2012

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  • Fish Eye Pinot Grigio California 2013

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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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