Pena Ridge

(650) 692-0287 PO Box 2067
Burlingame, CA 94011-2067
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Peña Ridge partners John and Jim Piccetti's father planted our first vineyard in 1982 at 400 above the valley floor on the southeastern slopes of Bradford Mountain. Over the next ten years, he added to the vineyards at higher elevations, slowly edging up toward the mountain slope at 600 and culminating at 900 feet, just slightly below the peak of Bradford Mountain. John has since assumed the role of overseeing the production of our vineyards spread over 22 acres and Jim manages the upkeep of the 80 acre property and buildings. Our mountain vineyard site is characterized by relatively thin red clay soils with very low water holding capacity due to the soil type and the fairly steep gradient. In fact, several of our small vineyard blocks are managed and tended by hand since these steep grades make them inaccessible for farm machinery. Our vineyard sites receive a bountiful amount of sunshine as the valley fog almost normally dissipates as it moves up the hillsides. The vineyards are above the frost zone Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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