Each year our family produces just one wine under our name: Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir.
As the legendary French winemaker, Emile Peynaud once said, “Wine is both a reflection of the people who make it and the region that produces it …”
We firmly believe this, and our ultimate goal is to create a great wine that represents this vineyard, our personal commitment to this land, and the passion of our family. Our wines are recognizable by intensity of character, deep color and remarkable textures—results of the mountainous landscape and low yields. More distinctive characteristics are found in the vibrant and exuberant aromatics—a result of the region’s cold winds and fog. The combination rewards us with exceptional and age-worthy Pinot Noir
Production of Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir is extremely limited and varies annually between 500-800 cases, depending on yields. For information on obtaining these wines, click here. We also supply fruit to just a few artisanal producers of vineyard-designated wines.
Winemaking and viticulture must be seen as a whole, rather than as separate parts. This is essential to producing the best wine we possibly can. And in true collaborative family fashion, Gary’s vision of Pisoni Vineyards is carried on through son Mark, who manages the vineyards and son Jeff, who makes the wine. This teamwork is essential to our family’s goals, and allows the work in the vineyards and winery to be of one and the same objective.
We implement a very focused, precise approach to the wine, wherein each individual block is considered and handled separately. Jeff vinifies the small lots using artisanal methods: hand-sorting, native yeast fermentation, hand punch-downs, no fining and no filtering. All considerations are driven by the vineyard identity and respect for the wine.
This meticulous attention and overarching philosophy retains the character of our family vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.