The wine grape variety Pinot Gris is most likely the result of a mutation of Pinot Noir. They both have pine cone shaped clusters and are thin skinned. Though, the Pinot Gris grape clusters has a lovely grayish color when mature on the vine. Pinot gris production is centered in the Alsace region of France. In Alsace, it was known as Tokay and more recently Tokay d’ Alsace. It is my opinion that Tokay is one of the best wines in the world.
Pinot Grigio is wine that is made from the same variety, but is characterized by a crisp, dry finish. It is produced in Italy, California and other regions of the world. The gradient of quality ranges from table wine to exceptional.