France.There still remains a fair amount of confusion, but Pinot Grigio is theexact same grapeas Pinot Gris, although stylistically Grigios tend to be lighter, more delicate and mineral-driven.
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The Yakima Valley is the oldestgrowing region in Washington, andproduces over one-third of theState's wine.
More than 40 wineries call theYakima home, with over 11,000acres (around 17 sq. miles) of planted grape vines.
In Washington, Pinot Gris has been a tad slower to catch on than in neighboringOregon, although it’s recently started to make up for lost time. In 2003, 1,900 tons of Pinot Gris were harvested, and by 2011 it was up-to 7,500 tons.
The Willow Crest Estate Vineyard is at located at 1300 feet above sea level.
Willow Crest use drip irrigation in their vineyards.
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