... 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.


Fall Colors

As fall continues here in Dry Creek Valley, the vineyards slowly change color from the greens of the growing season to the browns, yellows and sometimes brilliant red, purple and orange. Fall colors in wine country can be striking.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Veteran's Day Honors

We are all thankful for those who have served and continue to serve our country. My grandfather and father both served in the Army, my uncle John in the Coast Guard. Find out how my grandfather's service helped him start in the wine business.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Vineyard in the Fall: Making Ammendments

Fall is my favorite time of year. The changes in the season here include cool days in the 60s, color changes in the vine leaves and oak trees, rain and the ensuing aromatics the damp ground gives up as I walk the vineyard lanes.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Being a Road Wine Warrior

Ever wonder what it’s like to go on the road and work with a wine wholesaler? Come along with me as I recap my adventure last week.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Cellar know-how: Wine Diamonds and how to prevent them

Posts this month continue with harvest know-how or more particularly cellar know-how. Today I take a look at an important part of the process: cold stabilization.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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