Pinot gris 05 Wine Grape
This maroon-skinned cousin of Pinot noir, Pinot gris grows best in cool regions, including our Willamette Valley, where it reliably ripens before the onset of fall rains. This variety produces a rich, crisply acid, white wine that possesses a remarkable affinity for seafood – the ultimate white wine to complement your dinner of salmon or oysters!
Latin Name: Vitis vinifera
Site and Soil: Grapes grow best in full to 1/2 day sun. They like well-drained soil and can stand some drought after they are established.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, or other support.
Taste: Rich, crisply acidic
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: Late September
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Repel birds with flash tape or cover plants with bird netting.
USDA Zone: 6-9