Several years ago, Don Lange, owner of Lange Winery in Dundee, noticed something strange going on in Pinot Gris grapes he received from a nearby vineyard.
When ripe, Pinot Gris has reddish skin, even though it makes white wine.
But some of these grapes were bright green, sort of like Chardonnay.
At first, Lange, an Oregon winemaker for more than 25 years, thought the grapes were unripe.
However, when he
tasted them, he
realized they not only were ripe, but they also were delicious.