Pessagno Winery

(831) 675-9463 22704 Picador Drive
Corral de Tierra, CA 93908
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Pessagno Winery fulfills a twenty-year dream of winemaker Steve Pessagno to produce limited quantities of exclusive luxury wines from prestigious single vineyards throughout Monterey and San Benito Counties. Pessagno Winery is a small, family-owned winery that is best known for their fabulous Pinot Noir’s and Chardonnay’s. The grapes that make up these delicious wines are grown in some of California’s most famous vineyards. The inspiration for Pessagno Winery is attributed to Steve's grandfather, Anthony Escover, who introduced him to winemaking on the family's Santa Clara Valley ranch in 1974. "How vividly I remember crushing overripe Zinfandel grapes - stems and all - into 500 gallon redwood tanks, and I'll never forget the enticing aroma that filled the barn during fermentation," Steve recalls. In a fateful serendipitous moment with two of Steve's closest friends, the essence of Pessagno winery was conceived. The three founding partners formed what would become Pessagno Winery in January 1999 Read more »

Varietals Produced by Pessagno Winery View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Pessagno Winery Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Chards are not my usual pick, but was encouraged at a local restaurant to pair this with my poultry entree. Glad I did! Amazingly rich and full on the palate. Along with the apricot that others have tasted, I felt this wine had interesting scotch-like notes. Creamy, spicy. yum. Read More

    Wine review by wet chi


  • So with the end of summer approaching my thoughts return to drinking more red wine. That may, or may not be a good thing but it started me thinking - What do WE want to drink?If we have a few coordinated tastings, maybe even in a chatroom somewhere - live, we could try similar wines and share experiences, maybe even try the same exact wine.At ba... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual Tasting in September


  • Pessagno Winery's 2007 Idyll Times Zinfandel receives a 96 Points from the Beverage Testing Institute!

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  • I really liked this was a warm velvety Zinfandel. Not as spicy as i like but the almost smokey plum fruit was a definate hit at my party

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  • Pessagno Winery Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2005

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    grass & spice scentsflavors of cream, spice, apricots and vanillaa bit "heavy" - not crisp Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Pessagno Syrah Perelli-Minetti Vineyards 2004

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    The Wine Spies Say:DEAL ALERT! Today we are very pleased to bring you a very ... ... wine, this time from Pessagno Winery. This great Syrah is not available for sale anywhere but the winerys tasting room and here. We are offering todays wine at 35% off its average retail price with free shipping on Six bottles (use promo code SPYSHIP)Mission... Read More

    Wine review by Agent Red


  • Pessagno Winery Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by JamesRyan


  • Pessagno Winery Pinot Noir Central Avenue 2004

    Snoothrank:

    perhaps my bottle was on the way downhill, but i thought this wine was unbalanced and uncharacteristic of pinot noir. too fruity yet acidic. Read More

    Wine review by akops41


  • Idyll Times Vineyard 2003

    Snoothrank:

    This was a truly enjoyable bottle of wine. As Jester noted, Plum is definitely the flavor that jumps out. I drank the bottle over the course of 4 days (vacu-vin and refrigeration), and the flavor never suffered -- if anything the flavors just blended together more beautifully by days 3 and 4. The nose was as powerful on day 4 as it was on day 1.... Read More

    Wine review by jaye


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