... 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.


Degree Days

I’ll end this month’s climate posts with the all-important degree days-developed by UC Davis and it ranks our appellation of Dry Creek Valley as a Region II.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Fog Blog

This month’s posts are about the California climate and how it plays its’ part in growing grapes. Today it is about fog.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Winter and Erosion

Rain in our neck of the woods is quite welcome these days. A by-product, of course, is erosion especially if it is a big storm but even during heavy accumulation over several days you just never know when it will give.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Weathering storms & media reports

Climate and other aspects of weather remain the topic for this month. Today the El Niño effect is the focus.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Micro Climates

I talked about the overall climate of Dry Creek Valley on Wednesday’s post where we have the perfect weather to grow everything from Chardonnay to Zinfandel. Now a closer look at what we call micro climates.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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