Kris wines are a joint effort of winemaker Franz Haas and Winebow.
Winebow founder and CEO Leonardo LoCascio first met Franz Haas on a visit to Italy in the late 1990s. Immediately impressed with Haas' mastery of winemaking analytics and his painstaking attention to detail in all aspects of vineyard management and winemaking, Winebow began importing Haas wines into the U.S.
Recognizing Haas' winemaking talent and sensing a tremendous market opportunity for well-crafted, reasonably priced "lifestyle wines" in the U.S. market, LoCascio approached Haas about developing top-notch Pinot Grigio and Merlot to be sold in the U.S. under a new label, Kris. Haas agreed, and in his characteristically meticulous fashion, set about laying the groundwork for this new enterprise.
In developing Kris, Haas examined pre-existing vineyards, and carefully explored new sites with soils and locations comparable to his own, in order to plant new vines. The resulting wines, Kris Pinot Grigio and Heart Merlot, have exceeded expectation in both quality and value.
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Brilliant lemon-green in color, Kris Pinot Grigio offers enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of almonds. A best-selling wine and a great value!
Recommended with risotto, tossed salads, homemade pasta and grilled white meats or salmon. more
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Deep ruby red in color with purple hues, KRIS Pinot Noir shows enticing aromas of ripe black berries and red forest fruits, followed by firm yet fine-grained tannins on the palate.
It pairs exceptionally well with speck (the local thick-sliced, cured ham) and Taleggio cheese, and more casual... more
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Deep ruby red in color with purple hues, KRIS Pinot Noir shows enticing aromas of ripe blackberries and red forest fruits, followed by firm yet fine-grained tannins on the palate.
It pairs exceptionally well with speck (the local thick-sliced, cured ham) and Taleggio cheese, and more casual fare... more
Pale yellow with green reflections, Kris offers enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, apricots, and hints of almonds.
Recommended with risotto, tossed salads, delicately-flavored homemade pasta, roasted vegetables, omelettes, quiche, grilled white meats, or salmon. more
Bright ruby in color with purple hues, Kris Pinot Noir shows enticing aromas of ripe blackberries and red forest fruits, followed by subtle earthiness and firm, well-framed tannins. Elegant and supple, this wine perfectly reflects the typical traits of the varietal, with a unique northern Italian... more
Kris Heart Rosso is garnet in color with an intense perfume of wild berries, crushed fruit and leather. Ripe fruit flavors are enhanced by its lively acidity.
Blend: 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet, 25% Montepulciano
Pale yellow in color with brilliant greenish reflections, enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of apricots and almonds. Kris is lean and refreshing on the palate with hints of blossom and honey.
Food Pairings: Recommended with salad, roast vegetables, risotto, lightly... more
Carefully selected from hillside vineyards of Oltrepò Pavese, Kris Pinot Noir offers a uniquely Northern Italian take on this classic varietal. The Pinot Noir vineyards of Oltrepò Pavese are famous for their slopes that face in many different directions, at altitudes ranging from 1600 to 1900 feet... more
KRIS Heart Rosso is garnet in color with intense aromas of dense blackberries, spicy currants and leather. Ripe fruit flavors are balanced by lively acidity, making this an excellent wine to enjoy with food. more
With roots in Burgundy, the Pinot Grigio grape has arguably found its home of choice in Northeast Italy. The small, pinkish-gray-skinned grape flourishes in delicate sunshine of this sub-Alpine region. Pinot Grigio has reached unparalleled quality here and surprises the palette with unique floral... more
Carefully selected from hillside vineyards nestled among the Apennine foothills of the Otrepò Pavese region of Lombardy, Kris Pinot Noir offers a uniquely northern Italian take on this classic varietal. These highly reputed vineyards offer many different microclimates of varying exposures and... more
KRIS Heart Merlot's flavor is as exciting and sensual as its label suggests, featuring
perfumes of wild berries, dried fruit and leather, sustained by lively acidity and
The wine pairs well with roasted meats, rich pastas, sausages and cheeses. more