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Updated: Jan 12, 2023


  • Located in Dry Creek Valley, just outside of Geyserville.

  • The carved J. Pederoncelli Winery wooden sign instantly tips you off.

  • This is a rustic and rooted in history-type-of-wine-tasting experience.

  • From the outside of the tasting room you would never guess 50-60k cases of wine are produced here a year.

  • Big case production and 90 years of small family values.

  • A perfect place to picnic and play bocce.

  • Friendly and happy tasting room hosts greet and serve you.

  • The tasting room is surrounded by vineyard hills.

  • I suggest visiting in the fall when the vines are putting on their colorful show.



  • Tasting $10 per person.

  • Tasting fee is waived with wine purchase.

  • Wines range from around $13-$36

  • Yay for delicious wines on the “cheaper” side.

Appointment Needed? 

  • Walk-ins welcome.

  • Tasting Room open 10am-4:30pm daily.


Wine Pick

  • I decided to add 2015 Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel to my growing collection.

  • Brisket was on my mind after a friend smoked some on the Traeger the night before.

  • With brisket on my mind, Zin was the obvious choice.

  • Pedroncelli offers a wide selection of wine:

  • Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé of Zin, Pinot, Merlot, Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Zin, Cab.

  • Word on the street is their Port is very popular.


Dog Approved

  • Yes.

  • Dogs allowed in picnic area and on patio.

  • If you look on Pedroncelli’s social media you see a lot of Dirk.

  • Dirk is the dog is official Vineyard Guardian.

Social Media Worthy

  • Take a pic and make history.

  • An interesting fact:

  • The Pederoncelli tasting room was the very FIRST in Dry Creek Valley.

  • Great photo op if you want vineyard views!


Feel Good Vibes

  • I typically see a Pedroncelli donation at almost every local fundraising event I attend.

  • Clearly, they ARE a winery involved and invested in the local community.

  • Makes sense, congrats Pedroncelli for celebrating 90 years of farming in the Dry Creek Valley.

  • They’re also a 70% Woman owned company with a woman winemaker! Women POWER!

  • 100% profits from sales of their Sonoma Classico Wine Blend goes to Vineyards To Villages.

  • Vineyards to Villages raises money to bring water to villages in Africa.

  • Lastly, they farm in an environmentally sensitive way.

  • Protecting the environment is a value they’ve held since 1927.


Wine Nerd Facts

  • Pedroncelli is part of the SMITHSONIAN!!!

  • The Smithsonian is expanding their collections to reflect the whole American experience.

  • The wine industry is a vital part of Americans economy and history.

  • Italian immigrant John Pedroncelli’s original winery sign from the 1930’s has joined the national museum’s permanent archives that showcase American history.

  • They also sent a wooden grape box stamped “Pedroncelli”

  • A copper polenta pot Grandma Julia Pedroncelli cooked in to serve family and crew.

  • AND a copy of the property bill of sale from 1927.

  • Hard to believe, with the housing crisis Sonoma County is facing right now, that back in 1927 the 90 acre Pedroncelli property was purchased for $11,000!!!


Wine Club?  Fun Events? 

  • Club Ped is a VERY popular wine club to join.

  • Very few wineries offer such a wide wine selection at such reasonable prices.

  • Pedroncelli participates in both Passport to Dry Creek Valley and Barrel Tasting Weekend.


 Sheila’s Tasting Notes

  • As I was sipping my wine and perusing the tasting room something caught my eye.

  • A gnarly looking vine.

  • Hanging from the vine were all kinds of little cards.

  • Turns out this is the Gratitude Vine.

  • Pulled from the Pedroncelli vineyard across from the tasting room.

  • Pedroncelli is grateful to share their wine with everyone who visits.

  • Guests fill out a thankful card and attached it to the vine.

  • A sweet way to end my tasting that left such a positive taste in my mouth.

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