The Concha y Toro Red Wine Vineyard was established by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro (Long Name!) and his wife, Emiliana Subercaseaux, in 1883. To start producing wine, he purchased grape varieties from the Bordeaux district in France. The grapes that he decided to buy were: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Carmenère and Merlot.
While the Pinot Grigio wine style is said to have originated in Italy, the grape variety itself was in fact born in Burgundy, France. The 'Gris' (French for 'grey') Pinot, like Pinot Blanc is a mutation of the red grape Pinot Noir.