Press & Reviews

  • Best of 2016: Jeb Dunnuck

    Best of 2016: Jeb Dunnuck

    ” . . . this is year in and year out, one of the most impressive Pinot Noirs from California.”

    December, 2016
  • Santa Lucia Highlands: Pinot Noir on the edge

    Santa Lucia Highlands: Pinot Noir on the edge

    June 4th, 2017
  • Santa Lucia Highlands: unchartered terroir

    Santa Lucia Highlands: unchartered terroir

    “. . . the Pisoni family runs what may be the most famous vineyard in Santa Lucia Highlands.”

    June 28th, 2017
  • “there are vineyards that are meticulously tended and from which I expect wines that will excel irrespective of vintner. Those bearing names such as Hyde, To Kalon, Bien Nacido and Pisoni, to name but a few, rarely disappoint . . . “

    March, 2017
  • 10 Distinctive California Pinot Noirs

    10 Distinctive California Pinot Noirs

    “Few growers have had as big an impact on the Santa Lucia Highlands as Gary Pisoni.”

    May 2015 Full Article
  • “This benchmark estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands . . . ”  —Jeb Dunnuck

    August 2014
  • The 15 Best Pinot Noir Wines From California

    The 15 Best Pinot Noir Wines From California

    ” . . . some of the finest land in California.”

    February 20th, 2017
  • “Pinot Noir Mavericks”

    “Pinot Noir Mavericks”

    Despite their wild image, two guys named Gary use hard science to produce some of the most-sought-after grapes in California.

    July 10th, 2003 full article
  • Holiday-Gift Wines Guaranteed to Bring Good Cheer

    Holiday-Gift Wines Guaranteed to Bring Good Cheer

    I wonder which gift—or regift, for that matter—would make those same people happier: a Little Black Dress Pink Pinot, or a bottle of Grand Cru Bordeaux?

    December 20, 2014 full article
  • Monterey: Frontier Fever

    Monterey: Frontier Fever

    It was in this region that Gary Pisoni . . . started his eponymous family winery, growing high-quality grapes back in 1982, and he remains perhaps the most iconic winemaker in the region.

    November 19, 2014 full article
  • California Pinot Noir

    California Pinot Noir

    The Pisoni Family have crafted a bevy of outstanding Pinot Noirs in 2010 at their Santa Lucia Highlands Winery.

    September 30, 2012 full article
  • The Holy Trinity of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

    The Holy Trinity of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

    The name Pisoni is synonymous with Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir . . .

    April 18, 2012 full article
  • 2012 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir

    2012 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir

    “. . . a fabulous balance of power and nuance.”      —Antonio Galloni

    July 16, 2014
  • Vineyards with a Waiting List

    Vineyards with a Waiting List

    Vineyards with a waiting list: Gary Pisoni, Gary Franscioni and their extraordinary grapes

    September 17, 2013 full article
  • 5 wineries  you need to know in California's Santa Lucia Highlands

    5 wineries you need to know in California's Santa Lucia Highlands

    “The Pisonis are now known for their acclaimed and highly sought-after chardonnay and pinot noir.”

    November 20, 2014 full article
  • Monterey’s Innovative, Young Winemakers

    Monterey’s Innovative, Young Winemakers

    Jeff grew up making wine with his father, the legendary Gary Pisoni, and earned his enology degree from California State University, Fresno. Mark Pisoni also literally grew up in his father’s vineyard. He earned a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC, Davis, and an MS in Farm Business Management from Cornell University.

  • Riding High

    Riding High

    “We’re doing everything we can in the vineyard to continue to show how special the Pinot Noir grape can be,” says Pisoni; “we” refers to his sons, who are growing the grapes and making the wines for the Pisoni label . . .

    April 2009
  • 2008 Pisoni, A Benchmark Wine

    2008 Pisoni, A Benchmark Wine

    “. . . the 2008 vintage, a wine of such exceptional breeding and refinement that I felt compelled to devote a feature to it alone.”

    April 11, 2011 full article