October 10th is International Pinotage Day!
Pinotage was first developed in South Africa in 1925 by crossing the two vinifera varieties, Pinot Noir and Cinsault which was called Hermitage at the time. Our Pinotage consists of two Fort Ross proprietary clones, MM1 and MM3, developed at UC Davis from budwood personally imported by Fort Ross from one of the most select Pinotage vineyards in South Africa
Known for its deep color and combination of floral, red fruit, and savory, spicy characteristics, we love making complex, powerful Pinotage that pairs beautifully with a range of grilled or smoked meats and spicy Italian foods.
Save up to 25% on selected sets and receive $10 flat rate ground shipping!