Did you know Pinot Gris was First Planted in the United States in 1966?
Did you Pinot Gris was first planted in the United States in 1966?
Known as the “Papa Pinot”, David Lett of Eyrie Vineyards made waves in the wine industry in the late 1960’s by bringing the Pinot Gris grape to American soil. After traveling to Europe and falling in love with the Pinot grapes he was inspired to cultivate it in the US. Not only did the grape flourish in the Willamette Valley of Central Oregon, but also in Southern and Central California as well. -Cheers D & D!