Petite Sirah (Puh-TEET-see-rah) - This grape produces tannic wines with high acidity and flavors of blackberry, blue berry, chocolate, and black pepper. This grape is also known outside North and South America as Durif, named for its discoverer, Dr. Francois Durif. This grape was derived from the Syrah grape.
Pinot Noir (Pee-no-nwarh) - Originally associated with the wines of Burgundy, this grape is now seeing tremendous popularity throughout the world. This grape produces medium bodied, low tannin wines with flavors of cheeries, raspberries and strawberries. The Pinot Noir grape is also a primary variety used in the production of Champagne.