... 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.


HYPEd at Pedroncelli

We hosted a wonderful group from northern Sonoma County recently. Officially titled Healdsburg Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, HYPE is an off-shoot of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce. I was ‘hyped’ because I enjoyed hearing about their individual stories, I hope you get ‘HYPEd’ too.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Home Ranch Ramble

Over two days I took a walk around the vineyard as the vineyard crew prepares for fall and winter. Dirk tagged along as he always does during my noon time meanderings.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

In The Cellar

We finished harvest on September 30 with high quality grapes on our hands. However, the cellar is still abuzz with activity at least for another month as the 2016 wines finish the fermentation process.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Last Lot In

Harvest 2016 is over for us with the last lot in of Merlot at noon today.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Secret Agent: Block 007

Cabernet Sauvignon, the king of red wine grapes, gained its’ title because it is the most widely planted red wine grape in California with nearly 88,000 acres. (just for stats the next most widely planted grape is Zinfandel coming in at just over 47,000 acres). Secondly the out and out demand for the grape outstrips almost all others-Pinot Noir perhaps giving it a run for the money. We continue to farm 29 acres of this noble grape and as harvest winds down we take a look at a special block, 007, as it is harvested.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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