Pinot Gris from a pioneer – 2018 Eyrie Pinot Gris


Pioneers go where none have gone before.


Some 55 years ago, Eyrie Vineyards ventured where no Oregon winery…

no winery in the U.S. for that matter…had gone before.

Eyrie planted Pinot Gris grapes. 

Eyrie’s prescience paid off.  

55 years later, Pinot Gris ranks #2 on the Oregon wine list,

second only to Pinot Noir.   

As NY Times wine critic Eric Asimov said, “Oregon Pinot Gris

is one of the least talked about, best value wines on the market.”

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It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly good-wine-at-a-good-price-

that-you-can-find recommendation, just in time for the weekend. 

This week, we’re checking out the current offering from

one of Oregon’s trail blazers.

BTW, we’re talking Pinot Gris, not basketball.




Eyrie started bottling Pinot Gris way back in 1970. 

They had a corner on the market for quite a while. 

It was 11 years before any other Oregon winery bottled Pinot Gris.   


The 2018, which would be their 48th vintage of Pinot Gris,

reflects Eyrie’s expertise and consistency.   

It’s crisp, dry with a hint of fruit flavors…especially pear…

that set you up for a lingering finish. 

Good with food and good on its own, 

this Pinot Gris is solid.


We found Eyrie 2018 Pinot Gris at QFC for $17.99. 

It’s on the shelf at Fred Meyer for $18.99. 

You can order it from Liner & Elsen for $17.99, 

from K&L Wine Merchants for $17.95

from Empire Wine for $18.45,

or from for $19.99.