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.
For nearly a century, the Pedroncelli family has been crafting exceptional wines in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. It all began in 1927 when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased a vineyard and a small winery west of Geyserville; two elements have remained unchanged since then - the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family farms their vineyards and their dedication to creating fine wines.
During Prohibition, the family sold grapes to home winemakers to keep their vineyards alive. In the 1930s and 1940s, the Pedroncelli's crafted a small base of business, and in 1948, John Pedroncelli, Jr. became the winemaker and his brother Jim took over as sales director in 1955. The winery was officially purchased by John and Jim from their father in 1963, and the line of wines continued to grow in the 1960s with vineyard expansion and diversification.
The third generation took over in the 1990s, refocusing the sales base to include high-ranking restaurants, casual dining and wine bars, as well as independent wine shops across the nation. Now, the fourth generation is joining the ranks and the company is 70% woman-owned, with a woman winemaker at the helm.
For nine decades, the Pedroncelli family has been producing wines of the highest quality, tradition and heritage. Their commitment to excellence and their family-run business make them a trusted source of great wines - enjoy them with confidence.