... 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.


Making history: A new winemaker

It seems fitting to include Montse Reece in the Women's History Month posts because she was named Winemaker at Pedroncelli this week. Read on for her story, only the third winemaker in our 87 year history!

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Women’s History Month: Weaving the Story of Women’s Lives

I am continuing my tribute to the women at Pedroncelli by highlighting the second generation including my mom Phyllis Pedroncelli and aunts Margaret, Marianne and Christine.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Women’s History Month: Weaving the Story of Women’s Lives

March is Women’s History Month and I will be using my final four posts in honor of the women at Pedroncelli beginning with my grandmother Julia who is from the first generation.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Dear Dino: Salads

Advice, thoughts, opinions-all mine about wine & food pairing. I am ‘wearing the green’ for St. Paddy’s day by talking about salads & wine.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Barrel Redux

I was at my barrel station last weekend for the Wine Road's 37th annual Barrel Tasting and will be there this weekend thieving our 2013 Merlot. Here are some answers to a few questions I had while talking to our barrel tasters.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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