... 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.


Concerning Water: A Delicate Balance

Another Down to Earth Month post. Today’s focus is on water since it is such a huge issue here in California. Water sustains life and so it goes that being sustainable means finding ways to make less of an impact on our water resources.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Importance of Being Compost

Another post in celebration of Down to Earth Month. If you take a walk around our vineyards you’ll note stems (see April 2nd’s post) and other organic material spread amongst the vines.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Bell Beans, Mustard and Vetch: we're covered.

Today’s Down to Earth Month post is about cover crops and their importance in vineyard health and sustainability.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Down to Earth Month: Being Sustainable

Created by the California Wine Institute this month-long celebration raises awareness of California's leadership in sustainable winegrowing and winemaking. I’ll spend this month’s posts talking about Pedroncelli’s role.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Women's History: Living History

Julie has been posting things about the women in her family all month as a tribute to Women’s History Month. There have been some great insights to the quiet strength of the women before her. It is no surprise, then, to find ourselves at the end of the month with no mention of one of the strongest, most humble of the Pedroncelli women to date.

Written by Ed St. John


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