... 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.


Varietally Speaking: Petite Sirah

The post today is about Petite Sirah. We have been farming this varietal since my grandparents bought the vineyard in 1927. Read on to learn more about this bruiser of a grape.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Varietally speaking: Sangiovese

Continuing with this month’s varietal series, Sangiovese is the next grape on the list. We first planted one of our hillsides to this Italian varietal in 1993 in honor of our heritage.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Varietally Speaking: Sauvignon Blanc

I declared May the month of varietals-what we have planted on our estate vineyards in descending order of acres planted. Today is Sauvignon Blanc day!

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Varietally speaking: Merlot

Next on the list is our Merlot. We planted this grape on our East Side Vineyards property in the early 1980s. It thrives there amid the Bordeaux grapes we grow.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Varietally Speaking: Cabernet Sauvignon

My posts for the month of May are focused on the grapes we grow here in Dry Creek Valley. Today’s is dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, the most widely planted grape in this appellation.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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