... 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.


Climate Counts

We wouldn’t be in the wine business if the climate here in California wasn’t so grape friendly.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Counting Raindrops

Since we are enjoying a nice amount of rain (so far this week 5 inches!) I thought today’s post should be about what is considered average amounts in a given year with a comparison of the drought years.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


Today’s post is in celebration of the rain. El Nino was predicted and this week we are scheduled for at least 7 inches of rain, maybe more!

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Trimming the Vine

Today’s post follows last Friday’s comments about when a vineyard is ready to prune. You might ask what happens to the canes? Here’s your answer.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Matchmaker: Wine + Food

My post today, which also coincides with my 26th wedding anniversary, will be about the relationship between wine and food with an emphasis on how our wine style is a “perfect pairing”.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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