Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyards and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, many things have changed, but some have remained the same. Today, the vineyards are planted to premium grape varieties, the winery expanded to accommodate current production, and wines bearing the Pedroncelli name grace tables from coast to coast. But two elements from 75 years ago remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family grows grapes, and the family's dedication to making fine wines.
Dry Creek Valley is widely recognized as one of California's finest vineyard regions. Only 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the valley enjoys a climate of warm days and cool nights that enables grapes to develop generous, fully ripened fruit at maturity. Over 100 acres of Pedroncelli estate vineyards are situated on the valley's eastern benches and hills, where well-drained, gravelly soils help develop and concentrate varietal character in zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sauvignon blanc, sangiovese, petite sirah and cabernet franc.
In addition to the estate vineyards, the Pedroncellis have developed close relationships with top growers who provide the additional fruit needed to meet the demands of a growing market. Consistent with the family's commitment to the unique flavors of the region, all these growers are within ten miles of the winery.
Winemaker John Pedroncelli and Director of Marketing Jim Pedroncelli have been quiet innovators since gaining their first wine business experience alongside their father. John uses his unsurpassed knowledge of Dry Creek Valley to select the ideal grape and trellis for each estate vineyard and over the years he forged strong ties with top local growers. Continuing the legacy of a premium family winery has been and remains John's greatest commitment.
Over the years, Jim has expanded distribution, and revamped both packaging and the product list. Meeting the demands of an ever changing market while remaining true to the goal of maintaining a graceful family business is a challenge. One that he has met and is teaching to the next generation.
The third generation, including Jim's daughters Julie, Cathy, Lisa and Joanne, son-in-law Lance Blakeley and John's son Richard, has begun showing its own innovative spirit in vineyard management, finance, marketing, and sales. The roots of the Pedroncelli family are deeply planted in the fertile soil of the Dry Creek Valley. The fourth generation can often be seen riding on dad's lap on a tractor, banging away on a keyboard or wheeling wine around on a hand truck. John Senior would be proud of the legacy he began.
The winery's evolution and the family's dedication has enabled John to fine-tune wines already widely appreciated for their consistent style. Rich with varietal fruit, subtly complex and beautifully balanced, Pedroncelli wines are designed for enjoyment on release.
Pedroncelli East Side Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Aromatic with lemon grass, lime and honey notes. The flavors are layered with zesty grapefruit, green apple and honeydew melon. Our Sauvignon Blanc is tart-sweet and quite refreshing. Please enjoy upon release or within a year or two as no aging is required. more
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Pedroncelli Friends White 2015
Bright aromas of pineapple, ginger and rose petals frame the blend. Tropical fruit flavors harmoniously mingle with honey, more ginger and lemongrass. Fresh, crisp and refreshing, with a touch of spritz and soft acidity. This is a white wine to enjoy on its own or with spicy dishes. more
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Pedroncelli Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rich aromas of berry jam, oregano and toasted oak introduce our Cabernet Sauvignon. Blueberry and cherry fruit, hints of cedar, dark chocolate and clove follow on the palate. Firm tannins, great structure and good acidity combine with a long toasted oak finish. Enjoy upon release or cellar up to eight ... more
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Pedroncelli Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
A full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of black plum, warm spice and currants. The rich flavors of ripe plum, berry and black pepper are woven with mellow tannins and great acidity. With it’s reserve-style complexity and depth, this is a wine to enjoy now or age 5–8 more years. more
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Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay 2015
Citrus, peach and floral notes in the bouquet lead to flavors of fresh peach, green apple, a touch of lemon, and tropical fruit. The blend of the two Chardonnay lots adds both fruit forward qualities and a creamy texture. Highlighted by bright acidity, the wine finishes crisp with a fine ... more
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Pedroncelli Friends Red Blend 2014
From the fruity aromas to the lingering finish, our friends.red blend brings the flavors of ripe berry, plum, and warm spice together for an easy-to-drink, approachable glass of wine more
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Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
The bouquet of red berry, spice and a hint of smokiness combines with flavors of sweet red cherry, cracked black pepper and dark chocolate. Round and velvety with smooth tannins and a sweet lingering finish, this wine has all the classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel features. A rich, complex and ... more
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All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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