|Wine maker notes|
|The grapes for Beringer’s Pinot Grigio come from
vineyards along California’s coast where cool Pacific breezes temper warm
days to create ideal growing conditions for this delicate
varietal. The essential balance between long, warm days
and cool evenings allow the grapes to fully ripen and
develop fragrant fruit characteristics while retaining a
lively balancing acidity and minerality. Additionally, the
dry summers that stretch without rain from April
through October allow the grapes a long, even growing
season to build multiple layers of complex flavors.
When making the Beringer Pinot Grigio, Beringer’s winemaking team focused on the refreshing crisp minerality and fruity peach undertones for which the varietal is known. Following harvest, the grapes were gently crushed and immediately pressed to minimize skin contact. A cool-fermentation followed in stainless steel to retain the Pinot Grigio’s bright, fruit forward character.
|Beringer Vineyards – The Beginning Our history dates back to the year 1868, when Jacob Beringer, enticed by the splendid opportunities of the new world, sailed from his home in Mainz, Germany to New York. However, New York did not appeal to Jacob and after hearing that the warm and Mediterranean plains of California were quite similar to the vineyards back home, he soon made his way to the Napa Valley. It was here that Jacob Beringer, along with his brother, Frederick Beringer, purchased land for the first Beringer Vineyard in 1875. Beringer Vineyards – Today Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. It is also one of the very few wineries that survived the draconian prohibition of 1922, which lasted over a decade. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001. With its perfect blend of modern technology and age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards still produces memorable wines that continue to bring recognition to the company and all of Napa Valley.|