GRAPE PRONUNCIATIONS GUIDE
By: Thomas M. Ciesla
Grape Name
Grape Pronunciation
A.K.A.
Color
Agiorgitiko
ah-yohr-YEE-tee-koh;
ah-jee-or-jee-tee-koh
Mavro Nemeas, Mavroudi
R
Aglianico
ah-LYAH-nee-koh
Ellenico, Gnavico, Uva Nera
R
Aidani
ah-ee-THA-nee; eye-AH-nee
Aidani Aspro
W
Airen
i-RHEEN
 
W
Aleatico
ah-leh-AN-tee-koh
Agliano
R
Albana
ahl-BAH-nah
 
W
Albarino
Ahl-ba-REE-n'yo
Alvarino
W
Aligote
ah-lee-gaw-TAY
Chaudenet Gris
W
Alvarinlo
ahl-vah-REE-nyon
Albarino
W
Aramon
ah-rah-MAWN
 
R
Arinto
ah-RIHN-toh
Arintho,Pederna
W
Arneis
ahr-NAYZ
  Bianchetta
W
Asyrtiko
A SEER-tee-ko
 
W
Athiri
ah-THEE-ree
Thrapsathiri
W
Baco Blanc
BAH-Kow BLAHN
 
W
Baco Noir
BAH-koh NWAHR
 
R
Baga
BAH-guh
 
R
Barbera
ba-BEH-rah
Grand Noir, Tinta Fina
R
Blanc du Bois
BLAHNK-du-bwah
 
W
Blaufrankisch
blouw-FRANN-keesh
Kekfrankos, Blauer Limberger
R
Bombina Bianco
bom-BEE-noh BYAHN
Cnaido, Romano, Giaconino
R
Bonarda
baw-NAHRR-dah
 
R
Brunello
broo-NEHL-oh
 
R
Cabernet Franc
KA-behr-nay FRANHN
Bouchet, Carmenet, Breton, Veron Bordo
R
Cabernet Sauvignon
KA-behr-nay Sauy-vee-ghon
Petit Vidure, Uva Francese
R
Carignan
kah-ree-NYAHN:
karin-YAN
Catalan, Rousillon, Legno duro,Carinena, Marocain, Mazuelo Gragnano, Samso
R
Carnaiolo
kah-nah-YAW-loh
Tindillaro, Uva Fosca
R
Carnelian
kahr- NEEL-yuhn
 
R
Carmenere
kahr-mhen-NEH-re
Gamdvidore, Gran Vidure
R
Catawba
kuh-TAW-bah
 
R
Centurion
sihn-TOOR-ee-uhn
 
R
Chambourcin
shahm-boor-SAN
 
R
Chancellor
chan-sell-or
 
R
Chasan
sha-sawn
 
W
Chardonnay
shar-dohn-AY
Feinburgunder, Morillon, Auvernat, Beanois,
W
Charbono
SHAR-bono; shar-BOH-noh
Corbbeau Noir
R
Chasselas
shas-suh-LAH
Dorin, Fendan, Marzemina Bianco, Perlan
W
Chelois
shehl-WAH
 
R
Chenin Blanc
SHEN-ihn BLAHN
Steen, Grospineaude Vouray,Anjou, Confort, Cruchinet, Feher Chenin, Francha, Quefort, Rajoulin, Rouchalin, Lavarskoe
W
Cinsaut
SAN-soh
Picardan, Ottavianello, Oeillade, Uliade
R
Clairete
kleh-RHEHT
Blanquette
W
Colombard
KAHL-uhm-bahrd
Colombar
W
Concord
kon-CHORD
 
R
Cortese
cor-teh-zeh
 
W
Corvina
kohr-VEE-nuh
Corvna Veronese, Cruina
R
Crljenak
curl-YEH-ik;   tzert-yenj-ack;   shaira-lay-nack
Pribidrab; Tribidrag
R
Crljenak Kasteljanski
tzert-yenj-ack kas-tel-an-ski;   shaira-lay-nack kash-tell-an-ski
See Zinfandel
R
Crouchen
kroo-SHEN
Clare Riesling, Crouchen Blanc, Navares Blanc
W
Dafni
dah-nee
 
W
Debina
deh-BEE-nah
Giatrou, Dempina
W
Diamond
di AH mond
 
R
Dolcetto
dohl-CHETT-oh
Douce noir,, Charbonneau, CharbonoDolsin, Ormeasco
R
Durif
duh-RHIF
Duriff, Dureza
R
Elbling
EHL-bling
Burger, Rheinelbe
W
Erbaluce
ehr-bah-LOO-chay
 
W
Faber
FAH-bur
 
W
Fiano
Fee-AH-noh
Apiano; Faberrebe
W
Folle Blanche
fawl-BLAHNSH
Piquepoul (Blanc)
W
Freisa
FRAY-zah
 
R
Fume Blanc
FOO-may BLAHN
 
W
Furmint
FOOR-mint
Bijeli; Mosler, Sipon; Tokay
W
Gamay
ga-MAY
Gamay Noir d'Jus Blanc; Petit Gamai; Gamay Rond, Biturica Minor(ancient)
R
Gamay Beaujolais
ga-MAY boh-zhoh-LAY
 
R
Garganega
gahr-gah-NEH-gah
Garagana, Lizzana; Ostesona
W
Gewurztraminer
guh-VURRS-trah-mee-ner
Traminer Musue, Genil Rose, Aromique
W
Gouais Blanc
goo-WAE BLANCH
Heunisch weiss
W
Graciano
grah-see-YA-noh
Morrastel, Xeres
R
Greco
GREH-koh; GRAE-co,
Gemini(ancient)
W
Grechetto
greh-KEH-toh
Greco Spoletino
W
Grenache
gra-NOSH
Alicante, Guarnaccia,Garanache, Cannonau, Garnacho. Lladoner, Alicant bouschet, Grenache Tinto, Tinto Aragones, Carignan Rosso, Roussillon Tinto, Uva di Spagna, Tinto Mencida, Tentillo, Bois Jaune, Sans {areil, Rivesalltes, Redonal, Aragonais
W
Grenache Gris
gra-NOSH GREE
 
W
Grignolino
gree-nyoh-LEE-noh
  Barbesino, Verbesno, Girodino
R
Groppello
groh-PEHL-oh
Rossignola
R
Grosolot
groh-LOH
Grolleaw
R
Gruner Veltliner
GROO-ner FELT-lih-ner
Grunmuskateller
W
Harslevelu
HARSH-leh-veh-LOO
 
W
Huzelrebelw
HOOK-sehl-reh-buh
 
W
Isabella
ihz-uh-BELL-uh
Americano, Bellina
R
Jacquere
jah-KEHR
Cugnette, Buisserate
W
Jacquez
jah-KEZ
Black SPanish, Lenoir
R
Keknyelu
KAYK-nyeh-leu-NYEL-oo
 
W
Kotsifali
koh-tsee-FAH-lee
Kotsiphali
R
Krasato
krah-SAH-toh
Rapsani
R
Lagorthi
la-GOHR-thee
Laurko, Lagathi
W
Lagrein
lah-GRAYN
Lagarino
R
Leanyka
LAY-ahn-kyah
Feteasca
W
Lemberger
LEHM-ber-ger
 
R
Liatiko
lee-AH-teeko
 
R
Limnio
leem-NYO
Kalampari, Limnia
R
Macabeo
mah-kah-BEH-oh
Viuca, Lardot, Alcanol
W
Malagousia
mah-lah-gou-ZYA;
lmahl-lah-gooz-YAH
Malaouzia
W
Malbec
MAHL-bek
Pressac, Gourdoux, Estrangey
R
Malagousia
baw-NAHRR-dah
 
W
Malvasia
mah-vah-ZEE-ah
 
W
Mandelarino
mahn-dee-lar-YA
 
R
Mandialaria (Mandelaria)
man-dee-lahr-YA
Amorgiano
R
Marechal Foch
Mah-reh-shal Fosh
 
R
Marsanne
mahr-SAN
Ermitage, Hermitage Blanc, Grosee Roussette
W
Mavrodaphne
mahv-rroh-DAHF-nee
Thyniatiko
R
Mavrotragano
mah-vroh-trah-gah-NOH
 
R
Merlot
mare-LOW
Petit Merie, Vitraille, Bigney
R
Meunier
muh-NYAY
GrisMeunier, Mullerrebe, Schwazresing
R
Mission
MISH-uhn
Black Spanish, Lenoir, Jacquez
R
Monastrell
maw-nehs-TRELL
Alcayata, Valcarcelin
R
Mondeuse
mohn-DEUHZ
Savoyance, Terrano, Refosco
R
Monemvasia
moh-nehn-vah-SYAH
Artemii, Monemvasitiro
W
Montepulciano
mohn-teh-pool-CHAH-nooh
Cordisco, Morallone, Primaticcio
R
Moschofilero
mo-sko-FEE-leh-ro
 
W
Mourvedre
moor-VEH-druh
Mataro, Balzac, Esparte
R
Muller-Thurgua
MEW-luhr TOOR-gow
Rivaner, Rizlingszilvani
W
Muscadelle
mus-kuh-DEHL
Musquette, Raisinotte
W
Muscadet
mus-kah-DAY
 
R
Muscadine
MUHS-kuh-dihn
 
R
Muscat
MUHS-kat
Moscato Bianco
W-R
Nebbiolo
neh-b'YOH-loh
Chiavennasca, Picctener, Spana
R
Negoska
nehg-oht-SKAH
Popolka
R
Negrette
neh-GREHT
Petit Noir
R
Palomino
pah-loh-MEE-noh
Ablan, Listan, Paulo, Perrum
W
Parellada
par-eh-LYAH-duh
Monotec
R
Periquita
peh-ree-KEE-tah;
pay-reh-KEE-tah
Castellhao Frances
R
Petit Verdot
puh-TEE vehr-DOH
Carmelin, Verdot Rouge, Balisca, Kokkolobis
R
Petit Sirah
peh-TEET sih-RAH
  Durif
R
Picolit
PEEK-oh-lee
Piccolito
W
Pigato
pee-GAH-toh
 
W
Pinot Gris
PEE-noh GREE
Pinot Grigio, Fromentan, Malvoise, Pinot Beurot, Gris Cordelier, Rulander
W
Pinot Grigio
PEE-noh gree-zOH
Pinot Gris
W
Pinot Meunier
PEE-noh muh-NYAY
Auvernat Gris, Dusty Miller, Goujan, Mullerrere
R
Pinot Noir
PEE-noh NWAHR
Pineau, Noirien, Vert Dore, Coraillod, Helvenacia Minor(ancient)
R
Pinotage
pinnoh-tahj
 
R
Plavac Mali
plah-vahtz mahlee
Pluto, Plito
R
Plyto
plee-TOH
Pluto, Plito
W
Portugieser
por-chuh-GHEE-zer
Blau Portugieser
R
Primitivo
pri-meh-TEE-voh
See Zinfandel
R
Prinknadi
preek-NAH-dee
Prekna, Preknari
W
Prosecco
praw-SEHK-koh
Glera, Serprina
W
Raboso
rah-BOH-soh
 
R
Razaki Rodochrome
rah-ZAH-kee roh-OH-kro-moh
 
W
Ribolla
ree-OH-lah
Avola
W
Riesling
REEZ-ling
Weisser Riesling, Argitis(ancient)
W
Rkatsiteli
ruh-KAT-see-TELL-ee
Rkatsiteii
W
Roditis
ro-DEE-tees
Mourogo, Sakkoroditis, Violento
W
Rogeon
roo-geon
 
R
Rompola
roh-BOH-lah
Robola,Rompola Aspro
W
Rondinella
rhon-de-NEHL- ah
 
R
Roussanne
roo-SAHN
Rousette, Bergeron, Fromenteau, Beurot(ancient), Savagnin
W
Roussette
roo-SHET
Altesse
W
Rufete
roo-FEH-teh
 
R
Sangiovese
san-joh-VAY-zeh
Sangioveto, Prugnolo, Brunello, Morellino, Nerina, Niellesccio
R
Sauvignon Blanc
SOH-vihn-yohn BLAHN
Sauvignon Jaune, Petit Sauvignon
W
Savagnin(Blanc)
sah-vah-NYAHN
Frankissch
W
Savantiano
sa-va-tya-NO
Kountoura Aspri
W
Scheurebe
SHEWR-uhb
 
W
Schiava
SKYAH-vah
Trollinger, Frankenthaler
R
Schioppettino
skyaw-peh-TEE-noh
 
R
Scuppernong
SKUHP-uhr-nawg
 
W
Semillon
seh-mee-YOWN;
sem-ih-YON
Hunter River Riesling, Grossemillion, Malaga, Chevrier
W
Sercial
SER-shuh
Cerceal, Esagna Cao
W
Seyval Blanc
say-vahl BLAHN
 
W
Sideritis
see-eh-REE-tecs
Chimoniatiko
R
Siegerrebe
see-geh-RAY-buh
 
W
Souzao
suh-ZAH-oh
 
R
Stavroto
sth-vroh-TOH
Ampelakiotiko
R
Sultana
suhl-TAN-uh
Thompson Seedless
W
Sykiotis
see-kyo-TES
Kiotos
R
Sylvaner
sihl-VAN-uhr
Osterreicher, Botzinger
W
Symphony
SIHM-fuh-nee
 
W
Syrah
see-RAH
Shiraz, Grosse Syrah, Hermitage
R
Teinturier
tan-tewr-EHR
Teinturier dulcher
R
Tempranillo
te-prah-NEE-yoh
Tinto Madrod, Tinto de Toro, Valdepenas, Negretto
R
Tocai Friulano
tok-KYE Fr'yoo-LAH- noe
 
W
Touriga Francesa
too-REE-gah fran-SAYS-kuh
 
R
Touriga Nacional
too-REE-gah nah-syoo-NHL
Mortagua, Touriga
R
Tourkopoula
toohr-koh-POO-lah
 
R
Trebbiano
treb-BYAH-noh
Ugni Blanc, Cadillac, Saint-Emillion, Thalia, Lugana, Albano, Aebanella, Rossola, Spoletino
W
Traminette
trah-mn-ett
 
W
Trousseau Gris
troo-soh gree
Chauche Gris
R
Tsaoussi
tsa-OO-see
 
W
Valaitlis
vahl-EYE-tees
 
R
Verdelho
vehr-DEH-lyoh
Breval, Gouveio, Vidonia
W
Verdicchio
vehr-DEEK-kyoh
Machigiano,Verdeca
W
Vermentino
ver-meh-TEE-noh
Vennentino, Varresana Bianca, Malvasia
W
Vernaccia
ver-NAHTCH-cha
 
W
Vidal Blanc
vee-dahl BLAHN
 
W
Vilana
vee-LAH-nah
Velana
W
Villard Blanc
vee-yahr BLAHN
 
W
Villard Noir
vee-YAHR NWAHR
 
R
Vincent
vihn-SENT
 
R
Viognier
VEE-oh-nee-aye
Viogne, Petit Viognnier
W
Vioiento
veeh-oh-LEHN-doh
 
R
Volista
voh-lee-tsah
Asprovoulista
W
Xinomavro
ksee-NO-ma-vro
XEE-noh-MAH-VROH
Pipolka, Black Naovsa
R
Zinfandel
ZIHN-fuhn-dehl
Primitivo, Black St. Peter, Taranto, Plavac Veliki, Crljenak Kasteljanski, Gioia Del Colle, Morellone, Primaticcio, Primitivo Nero, Uva Del Pergola, Uva Di Corato, ZPC, Zeinfandall, Zinfardell, Zinfindel, Zinfandal
R
Zweigelt
ZVY - gelt
 
R
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