About This Winery
For 80+ years the Pedroncelli family has been making consumer-friendly wines in their Dry Creek Valley winery, with rich and flavorful red wines being their specialty.
Heading west toward Dry Creek Road, Pedroncelli’s wood-framed winery sits just inside the Dry Creek Appellation. As the oldest tasting room in the region, it hosts many return visitors who come for the laid-back, friendly hospitality. The tasting room has tile floors, an “L”-shaped tasting counter and knowledgeable staff. There is a good chance that a family member will be pouring for you during your visit. There is a separate gallery room with local artwork on display and some boutique items for sale. Outside, picnic tables are situated under a heavy wooden pergola adjacent to the bocce ball courts.
The fourth-generation, family-run winery grows Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Cabernet Sauvignon. They source Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sangiovese from nearby growers who have long-term relationships with the Pedroncelli family. Winemaker John Pedroncelli Jr. has made wine during 40+ vintages and is considered the most experienced vintner in the Valley. He continues to innovate, creating vineyard-select wines. As vineyard manager, he has replanted the estate vineyards using advanced trellises to grape varieties carefully selected for each site.
Pedroncelli is known for its ripe, rich Zinfandel, with its jammy fruit and subtle black-pepper flavors. The winery also makes port from the traditional Portuguese varieties of Tinta Madeira, Tinta Cao, Touriga, and Souzao.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10 to 4:30 pm
Tasting Fees: Complimentary Tasting
Price Range: $10 to $20 per bottle
Vineyards: 110 acres
Production: 70,000 cases
- Gift Shop
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Historic Features
- Kid Friendly
- Off the Beaten Path
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir