Since 1927, Pedroncelli Winery and the Pedroncelli vineyards, family and spirit have all been right in the same place- on the corner of Walling and Canyon Roads in Dry Creek Valley. Amidst beautiful rolling vineyards, the family has made delicious, affordable wines for generations and the tradition continues with an incredible array of varietals to enhance food and life. The Pedroncellis represent warm hospitality and welcoming conviviality. They tell me: It all adds up to tradition, heritage and a family of wines you can enjoy with confidence-and the fourth generation is coming on strong! This family kept going through Prohibition by selling grapes to home winemakers and converting parts of the winery buildings into barn use. The are adaptable and pragmatic.
The Tasting Room, the heart of the winery, is actually the oldest TR in the Dry Creek Valley, featuring complimentary tasting, a local artists’ exhibit room, picnic areas and a great bocce court with a trellised arbor to relax beneath while watching the action and the vines across the street.
The Pedroncelli family is hands on- behind the scenes and in the TR- they invite you to attend their special events and join their Wine Club, Club Ped with two other levels: Club Ped Red and Zin Fan Club- something to please all wine fans. Their website has an incredible compilation of their favorite Pedroncelli Family Recipes which can be searched by varietal pairing suggestions- what a resource!
Here’s looking at you, kids.