The Pedroncelli Family
The Pedroncelli Family today:
(Front) Mitch Blakeley, Christine Pedroncelli, Phyllis Pedroncelli, Ed St. John
(Back)Maureen Morehouse, Lisa (Pedroncelli) and Lance Blakeley, Cathy Pedroncelli, Richard Morehouse, Jim Pedroncelli, Jon Brown, Joanna Pedroncelli , Julie (Pedroncelli) St. John.
Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyard and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, two elements remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family farms vineyards, and the family's dedication to making fine wines.
- From selling grapes to home winemakers during prohibition in order to keep the vineyards going,
- to growing a small base of business during the 1930s and 1940s,
- to the second generation joining their father: son John becoming winemaker in 1948 followed by Jim in 1955 as sales director,
- to 1963 when the winery was officially purchased by John and Jim from their father,
- to growing the line of wines in the 1960s with vineyard expansion and diversification,
- to the boom time of the 1970s and 1980s along with many changes and additions to our sales base including national sales and export,
- the third generation coming on board and vineyard replanting in the 1990s
- to the 21st century refining our focus to restaurants and casual dining/meet-up wine bars and independent wine shops across the nation.
- to the transfer of ownership of the company to the third generation (now a 70% woman owned company with a woman winemaker!)
- to the second decade in the new millenium where the fourth generation is coming up the ranks...
- Nine decades strong, we are still family owned and operated.It all adds up to tradition, heritage and a family of wines you can enjoy with confidence.