Pellegrini Wine Company

About

Olivet Lane is home to Pellegrini Wine Company, which opened its doors in 2001. We produce small lot wines from our estate grown grapes, as well as select vineyards in the region. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle. Classic Wine Tasting — $10 per person Join us for a guided tasting at our warm and inviting estate where you’ll feel right at home. Sample our unparalleled selection of wines in true Russian River Style while taking in the vineyard views. Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting — $20 per person Enjoy a tour of our family winery and vineyard, and learn the steps it takes to craft our acclaimed Russian River wines from vineyard to table. After the tour, enjoy a guided tasting of our current release wines. Wine Tasting with Charcuterie — $40 per person Enjoy a private wine tasting followed by lunch in our beautiful olive grove featuring a mouthwatering charcuterie plate including a fine selection of artisanal cheeses and hand sliced deli meats. Reservations for this experience require advance notice of 24 hours. Wine Tasting with Picnic Lunch — $50 per person Enjoy a private wine tasting followed by lunch in our beautiful olive grove. Lunch includes a glass of our wine, a gourmet sandwich and a salad from Rosso’s. Please contact us to select your sandwich. Reservations for this experience require advance notice of 24 hours.

Location Description

Located in beautiful and sunny Santa Rosa, California.

Contact

Fax: (707) 545-3709

Features

  • A state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery.

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Winemaker

As Pellegrini's Winemaker, Lynn Krausmann brings wealth of experience and knowledge, reflecting a winemaking career spanning more than two and a half decades. A highly motivated, creative winemaker, she has a firm commitment to excellence. Prior to joining Pellegrini Wine Company in 2013, Lynn was Winemaker for Esterlina Vineyards for three years, and Williams Selyem for the preceding six years. Her previous experience includes Winemaker for Clos du Bois Wines and Assistant Winemaker for Freemark Abbey, as well as vintage experience at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand. Lynn received her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University, Wisconsin. Lynn considers it a sincere honor to work with Robert Pellegrini as her mentor and a privilege to craft wines from the extraordinary fruit of the Olivet Lane Vineyard.

History

Pellegrini Wine Company is a family-owned business that has been growing grapes and producing wine in Sonoma County, California, for four generations. The Pellegrini family name has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century, from grape sellers to a wholesale wine distribution company. The story of Olivet Lane & Pellegrini wines, as we know them today, starts with a spark in the family's third generation. Robert, under the urging of his grandfather & an epiphany he had while traveling through vineyards in Beaune, France, set out to establish a new family vineyard.

In 1973, the Pellegrini's purchased a 70-acre apple, plum & olive orchard on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, developing one of the first vineyards in the region devoted exclusively to these two varieties—which would become known as the Olivet Lane Vineyard, named after the 120 olive trees which line the vineyard's east entrance. It was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, and over the years has been the grape source for many of the Valley’s Pinot Noir luminaries, in addition to the family’s own award-winning Olivet Lane Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production.

The Team

Robert Pellegrini:

As President of Pellegrini Wine Company, Robert directs vineyard operations, winemaking, sales and distribution. Born into the wine trade, he is a member of the third generation in the family wine business, having more than 40 years experience in selling, importing, distributing, winemaking and grape growing. After graduating from Santa Clara University in 1971, he took wine classes at U.C. Davis and worked internships in France and Napa Valley. In his twenties, Robert began working for the family wholesale and distribution company, distributing wine imported by many well-known international wine groups. In 1973, his father and mother made an investment in Russian River Valley property that is now Olivet Lane Estate. Robert planted the vineyard with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, becoming one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the appellation and the grape source for many luminaries, including Williams-Selyem, Merry Edwards and Gary Farrell.

Aida Pellegrini:

In 1973, Aida and her husband, second-generation patriarch Vincent Pellegrini, purchased the property in Russian River Valley that is now Olivet Lane Estate. Always a gifted hostess and cook, Aida has been entertaining guests and clients of Pellegrini for more than 60 years. Born on an artichoke farm in Half Moon Bay, she grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Galileo High School. She is the matriarch of the Olivet Lane Estate.

Alexia Pellegrini:

Alexia is proud to be working alongside her father, Robert, as Chief of Operations at Pellegrini Wine Company. Her focus is on building Direct to Consumer business, core visual branding, and managing overall operations. A fourth generation vintner, her interest in following in her ancestors foot steps was sparked by harvest internships at Penfolds in Australia & St. Francis Winery in Kenwood, California. From 2002 to 2007, she worked for Pellegrini Family Vineyards in wine sales & distribution, in the cellar & tasting room. While simultaneously working in the industry, Alexia earned a Certificate in Wine Sales & Marketing from Santa Rosa Junior College, with continued wine education at Culinary Institute at Greystone & University of California at Davis Extension. Alexia graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design in 2011. Prior to returning to the wine industry, she worked at Levi’s on the Global Brand Environment team.

Our Cellar Crew:

Charlie Fauroat, Steven Eriksen & Joe Ullman

Darryl Miller:

Darryl is Pellegrini Wine Company's California Sales Manager. As a fine wine builder with more than 35 years experience, Darryl Miller knows how to grow volumes and build quality distribution. He owned his own wine brokerage business for 14 years, before selling it to the HWG in 1995. He continued to work for HWG as a portfolio manager for 16 years, until he started his own marketing business.

Adam Palafox: Hospitality Manager & Sales Coordinator

Debbie Tomei: Tasting Room & Wine Club Assistant

Laura Pellegrini: Print & Package designer

Practices & Techniques

Pellegrini wines have earned a reputation for consistent quality. Our wines are made from grapes sourced from select vineyards in Russian River Valley & Sonoma County, including our own Olivet Lane Vineyard. The winemaking style emphasizes balance over power and exhibit regional characteristics representative of the appellations.

Awards

Pellegrini wines have won numerous gold medals and trade press accolades over the years.

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Hours

Open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 4:30pm

Address

4055 West Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, California 95401
United States

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