... 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.


Harvest 2016 Begins

We began our 89th harvest with Sauvignon Blanc from our East Side Vineyards located a mile west of the winery. In 2015 this is the same day we picked Sauvignon Blanc.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Harvest Memories: The Winemaking Team

Our first harvest date for vintage 2016 is looming--we'll begin this week! I continue our harvest memories by talking to our winemaking team who has a combined 74 years of experience in this business we call wine.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Harvest Memories Part 2

Grape harvest has been part of my life for over 50 years living here at the winery with my family since 1964. Our shared memories of this time bring many overlapping recollections as well as others which had been forgotten.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Harvest Memories

This vintage will be our 89th grape harvest at Pedroncelli. Let’s take a walk down memory lane as I recall harvests from my life here at the winery. More from other family members as the month unfolds.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Blackberry Ramble

Blackberry fruit is often a descriptor in Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Jammy berry fruit is another way to explain the ripeness in this varietal.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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