• Pinot Gris (s is silent) and Pinot Grigio are the same grape. In California, Pinot Gris is the most commonly used name for this varietal.
  • Pinot Gris is a refreshing crisp wine, with some acidity. It is a wine that goes well with a variety of foods. It is light to medium in body and usually dry. The color is light to pale straw.
  • Pinot Gris goes well with appetizers and light fish without heavy sauces. A halibut steak prepared on the grill is a great match. It also pairs well with salads.
  • Tired of Sauvignon Blanc? Pinot Gris is a wonderful and refreshing alternative.
  • The aromas and flavors are floral, peach, pear, citrus, and some spice.
  • This varietal is found in Italy, where it is called Pinot Grigio. It is also grown in the Alsace region of France.

Wineries on our Wine Trails producing Pinot Gris

Mendocino – Anderson Valley Wine Trail

  • Navarro Vineyards
  • Handley Cellars

Russian River Wine Trail

  • Iron Horse Vineyards

Carneros Wine Trail

  • Cline Cellars – Pinot Gris/Chardonnay (64% Pinot Gris)

Napa Wine Trails

Sierra Foothills

  • Montevina Winery

Carmel Valley Wine Trail

  • Chateau Julien