Winter is here and it’s time to step it up a notch and drink some big red wines to get this new year started on the right foot. Power and weight are the key here and we will be featuring the wines of Peirano Estates. Peirano wines have become a popular staple in the shoppe and a sure bet if you are not sure what to buy.
This tasting is not for the faint of heart so strap on your seat belt because we’re gonna hit the ground running and be up to speed in no time.
"In 1879, with only fifty dollars in his pocket, Giacomo Peirano, a grape farmer from Genoa, Italy, immigrated to San Francisco, CA.
Giacomo eventually moved to Lodi and opened up a mercantile store where miners could get all sorts of daily supplies and necessities. The idea turned out to be an ingenious money maker and before he knew it Giacomo was on a boat back to Italy to reunite with his adoring wife to be, Maria.
It was on this trip that he came across an idea which, unknown to him, would become the most important family jewel for centuries to come.
Giacomo brought with him Italian Zinfandel vine cuttings from his family’s vineyard. This rest is history.
In 1992, Lance Randolph, the fourth generation of Peirano to farm the 300 acre estate, began making Peirano wine simply for himself and to prove Lodi could produce desirable wines.
Over the years, the vineyards have grown to not only include the same naturally rooted, head trained Old Vine Zinfandel imported to the United States by Lance’s great grandfather, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Viogner, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Syrah and Malbec as well."
Stop by for this big and bold tasting, which varietal is your favorite?