... 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.


Thoughts on the 21st Ammendment

Tomorrow, December 5, is the anniversary of the repeal of the 21st Amendment-82 years ago. I have a few reflections on this period in our nation’s history pertaining to our own family’s story here in Dry Creek Valley.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Fall into Winter: Dormant Vines

Today’s post is about the slow transition in the vineyards as the vines take a break and move into dormancy. Kind of like their vacation time where we all rejuvenate from the daily grind.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Messages in a bottle

My post today is about emails I receive almost monthly about someone opening up a bottle of our wine from their cellar. Here is the latest with a nice review of our 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

View from the Soapbox

Today’s post is inspired by something I wrote and read to a group of 500 people on Monday evening. The event was a public forum on winery events here in Sonoma County. It is my perspective, our family story here in Sonoma County.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Celebrating National Zinfandel Day

The post today reflects on the early history of how Zinfandel made its way to California and later on became the darling of the Dry Creek Valley with over 2500 acres planted (half of the total in Sonoma County!).

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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