... 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.


Vineyard View: Pruning

Make hay while the sun shines is the theme while we are between rain storms here in Dry Creek Valley. It has been mostly dry since we had 7 inches fall at the end of October so the vineyard crew is kept busy as the vines enter dormancy and they can prune or pre-prune different blocks in the vineyard.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

November 16 National Zinfandel Day

Join us on November 16 to celebrate our favorite grape! ZAP, Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, has outlined what you can do to help celebrate globally and locally.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

That Certain Something

Yesterday I was asked to represent my home valley to a group of sommeliers here for Sonoma Summit. I compiled my talk using points supplied by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley. The subject was ‘what makes Dry Creek Valley singular when it comes to Zinfandel’ and I made it my own. Here are my thoughts.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Harvest of Memories

This is the fourth part of the series begun in August as we looked forward to picking our first grapes and now the vintage is in the memory banks. My final portion of harvest memories includes my dad Jim, mom Phyllis and husband Ed.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Wrapping Up The Vintage

As October ends with quite a few inches of rain falling, the young wines in the cellar are finishing up the process going from grapes to new wine. Let's wrap up vintage 2016 with a few notes from me and our winemaker Montse Reece.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


All Categories

Pedroncelli Winery ~ A Sonoma County Tradition Since 1927