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Heritage

➤ Early 1900s:  Nello and Gino Pellegrini arrived in New York City from their native Tuscany, working their way across the United States to the California coast.

➤ 1925:  Pellegrini became Sonoma County grape merchants, shipping grapes throughout the U.S. for home winemaking.

➤ 1933:  Upon the repeal of Prohibition, the brothers were issued Winegrower License #4 and established their first bonded winery.  

➤ 1950:  Nello’s son Vincent took over direction of the winery in the early 1950s, and expanded into wholesale distribution of imported and domestic wines and spirits.

➤ 1973:  Vincent and his wife Aida purchased a 70-acre apple and plum orchard and eventually planted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. 

➤ Late 1970s:  Robert Pellegrini bottled the first
Olivet Lane Chardonnay, and the name took off. The vineyard became the grape source for many of the finest Russian River Valley Pinot Noir wines.

➤ 2001:  The Pellegrini family built a state-of-the-art tuscan style winery upon their Olivet Lane Vineyard, which is today home to our central office and hospitality & visitor center.

➤ 2017:  Alexia Pellegrini (4th Generation) takes the helm of the family business, running winery and vineyard operations.