Until the 1990s, varietally bottled Pinot Grigio had a significant presence only in Italy. In the last decade, due to its great appeal, Pinot Grigio has received massive popularity internationally. The varietal can produce white wines with substantial structure and character and a racy acidity making it an ultimate food pairing wine. Being a cousin of Pinot Noir, a long, cool growing season is essential for the grapes to properly ripen, developing more concentration of flavors while preserving acid balance. The Montevina Pinot Grigio was sourced from vineyards throughout the delta region and Santa Barbara, which benefit from cooling maritime breezes.