... 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.


Feeling the Heat

Red wines and summertime aren't often the first combination we think of when considering our choice of wine on a hot day.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Vineyard View: Crop Set

As June ends I take a look at where we are in the growing season. Crop set in our Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, which when combined make up almost two-thirds of our estate vineyards, is the focus of today’s post.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Rosé in 140 Characters

This week I was part of the Sonoma Rosé Revolution where 29 bloggers came together over a bottle of our 2015 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel and had a virtual conversation. Here are some of the tweets and comments.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

'CA'bernet Sauvignon

The state's grape. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted red wine grape in California. Here in Dry Creek Valley this wine grape is number one. Here are my thoughts on what makes this varietal special, thriving in the smallest of the four major Sonoma County appellations.

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John

Zin Valley

I was asked recently what sets Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel apart from all the other Zins grown in various appellations? Just what is so very special about this place?

Written by Julie Pedroncelli St. John


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