... 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.


Barrel Room

What really goes on inside those barrels? Take a look inside the world of barrels, barrel aging and the reasons wine is aged-a subject you’ll read about during this month of posting.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Uncle John

My uncle John passed away this week. His commitment to the wine industry, family business and, most importantly, his family will remain in my memory. He lived all but two years of his life at the winery and made wine for 65 vintages. Here is the article as found in the Press Democrat on January 6, 2015. Lift a glass of Zinfandel in his memory.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Sparkling Wine and Champagne Dreams

We make still wine at Pedroncelli-well except for one foray making a Brut Rosé 25 years ago. I am a fan of Champagne and Sparkling wines of all types. If you are too, you'll enjoy today's post.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Food for thought

Family recipes are treasures we keep and are filled with memories of our loved ones near and far.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Mull This Over

Adult beverages with wine in them-call them cocktails, after dinner drinks or just plain delicious. Here are a few ideas to liven up the parties.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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