Skip to content

Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety from France and the varietal wine that shares its name. A mutation of pinot noir, pinot gris originated in Burgundy in the Middle Ages and was rediscovered in 1711 in Germany, where it's known as grauburgunder and ruländer. The wine quickly spread to northern Italy (as pinot grigio), Austria, and Hungary (as szürkebarát). In its home country of France, pinot gris plantings are concentrated in the Alsace Wine Region , where pinot gris wine was once known as Tokay d'Alsace. Pinot gris is the most popular white wine grape in Oregon, and it's also grown in California, Australia, and New Zealand.