... Vino in My Dino

Vino in my Dino

Julie 3-31-15The name Vino in my Dino comes from my earliest memory of wine at our dining room table when I was 4 years old. I had my Flintstones tableware along with my Dino cup-my parents would pour a tiny bit of Zinfandel and then add water. I asked them why they put water in my vino-it just didn’t taste good. I have been passionate about wine ever since.

I am a third generation family member/owner of Pedroncelli Winery and the office I inhabit is my childhood bedroom. I have the good fortune to look out on the same vineyard view as I have for some five decades. And I never tire of what I see. My husband Ed calls this Pedroncelli World Headquarters. I call it home. Growing up at the winery gave me life experiences I still appreciate. Agriculture, sales, marketing, weather, climate, land purchases, sunsets (a family favorite) and Sunday dinners.

I hope you’ll stop by often and appreciate my view of the wine world and together we’ll sip some Vino in my Dino.



83 years ago Prohibition was Repealed with the passing of the 21st Amendment. I would remiss if I didn't say get some Vino in your Dino to celebrate this momentous occasion!

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Pa(w)blo Picasso or Salvador Dawgli?

Dirk became an artist when Ellyn Jaques Boone visited the winery last month with paint and canvas in hand. He was happy to supply the paintbrush-in this case it was his paw and the rest is history.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Wine WITH Food

Wine pairings have happened over the ages without much thought other than wine goes well with food whether it was a snack, lunch or dinner. It rounded things out, made life more enjoyable. Water will do the trick for sure but there is the synergy between wine and food or wine with food that prompts me to write about it today.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Vineyard View: Pruning

Make hay while the sun shines is the theme while we are between rain storms here in Dry Creek Valley. It has been mostly dry since we had 7 inches fall at the end of October so the vineyard crew is kept busy as the vines enter dormancy and they can prune or pre-prune different blocks in the vineyard.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

November 16 National Zinfandel Day

Join us on November 16 to celebrate our favorite grape! ZAP, Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, has outlined what you can do to help celebrate globally and locally.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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