... 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

Sangiovese is the focus and in typical family fashion we planted this Italian varietal in the mid-1990-s in order to tip our hat to our heritage.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Canyon Creek Rising

Canyon Creek flows right through our property and continues its' course down into Dry Creek. Sometimes it overflows.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

What is an Old Vine?

While we have a small portion of our vineyard that is dry farmed 100 year old vines, the term “old vine” has no true or agreed-upon definition.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Prohibition Revisited

December 5 is the anniversary of Repeal. Here is our story of surviving Prohibition.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Vine 101

Our Zinfandel is head pruned (or goblet trained) instead of on cordon arms and we believe it is the best way to grow it.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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