Pisoni Vineyards

About

The Pisoni Family is committed to growing grapes and making wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Sparcely populated vines are a key to remarkable flavor and textures in wines. Our goal as a family is to work with nature, through farming and crafting wines, and to preserve this identity in wines that express this very site.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Gonzales, California.

Features

  • Producing the best wines.

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Winemaker

Jeff Pisoni:

Jeff spent his childhood immersed in his family, the farm and the vineyards. These influences, his father’s winemaking and an early interest in science allowed Jeff to know from very early on that he would pursue a life of making wine. He earned a degree in Enology from the California State University at Fresno, and after working at other wineries (Peter Michael and Bernardus), started making wine full-time with his family. Jeff loves the interwoven art, science and craft aspects of winemaking, and the never-ending learning and appreciation of nature found while working with the vineyards and wine.

The Team

Mark Pisoni
VINEYARD MANAGER

Mark wakes up before dawn every day to check the fields—just as he did as a young boy while with his grandfather. Mark is the vineyard manager and also oversees the family’s vegetable farm in the Salinas Valley. He has spent most of his life learning from and working with his grandfather and father—on the farm and in the vineyard. Prior to working full-time, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in Farm Business Management from Cornell University. Now, Mark blends his life-long skills learned while farming and in academia with a genetic passion for viticulture into the vines of Pisoni, Garys’ and Soberanes Vineyards.

Gary Pisoni
PIONEER. MAVERICK

Gary Pisoni exudes passion—for adventure, for family, for grape growing, for wine. He combines all of these by pouring his enthusiasm and energy into Pisoni Vineyards. Described as “the new face of American Pinot Noir” and “Burgundian-crazy about his vines,” Gary grows grapes using meticulous viticultural practices. Over the last 30+ years, he has transformed the mountainous property where his parents once grew vegetables, grazed a few horses and head of cattle into one of California’s most renowned vineyards.

Practices & Techniques

BY NATURE, instinct and knowledge, we select and balance the vines for each site. All work is done by hand – from planting to canopy work to harvest. Our farming philosophy at Pisoni Vineyards is rooted in Burgundian traditions and sustaining the land. From each year’s generous harvest we craft Pisoni Estate wines. Addtionally, we share our grapes with some of the most prestigious Pinot Noir producers in California in relationships built over years. At the base of all our work is our love of this land and respect for it.

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Address

607 Martin Ave Ste 111
Rohnert Park, California 94928
United States

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