Pinot Grigio in Italian and Pinot Gris in French, this white grape belongs to the Pinot family. Like Riesling and Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio loves cold climates. The most renowned Pinot Grigios come from the northernmost regions of Italy, especially those regions that border the Alps. In France, the Alsace region is a famous producer of Pinot Gris. In the U.S., Oregon is emerging as the top state for delicious lively Pinot Grigio with light almond, lemon and vanilla flavours.