Location: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
"The Pedroncelli Family is part of the great Italian tradition that first planted vines in Dry Creek in the 19th Century" - Tim Fish, Wine Spectator
Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased a vineyard and small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, two elements remain unchanged: the exceptional location of the Pedroncelli vineyards and the family's dedication to making fine wines. Pedroncelli remains a family run business and have a real commitment to sustainable farming.
Pedroncelli started off with selling grapes to home winemakers during the prohibition, in order to keep the vineyards going. This soon escalated into growing a small base of business during the 1930s and 1940s.
The second generation stepped in and joined their father - sons John and Jim, the former becoming winemaker in 1948 and the latter as sales director in 1955. They eventually officially purchased the winery in 1963.
Their line of wines began growing through vineyard expansion and diversification, to a boom time throughout the 1970s and 80s. Along with this came a growth in their sales base including national sales and international exports.
Managing to survive prohibition, now the 3rd generation of Pedroncelli’s are still working in the same vineyards 80 years on, with the fourth coming up the ranks.