ownerThe Pellegrini family
Family owned for four generations, Pellegrini Wine Company at Olivet Lane Vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley. The Pellegrini family name has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century, from grape sellers to a wholesale wine distribution company. The story of Olivet Lane & Pellegrini wines, as we know them today, starts with a spark in the family’s third generation. Robert, under the urging of his grandfather & an epiphany he had while traveling through vineyards in Beaune, France, set out to establish a new family vineyard.
In 1973, the Pellegrini’s purchased a 70-acre apple, plum & olive orchard on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, developing one of the first vineyards in the region devoted exclusively to these two varieties—which would become known as the Olivet Lane Vineyard, named after the 120 olive trees which line the vineyard’s east entrance. It was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, and over the years has been the grape source for many of the Valley’s Pinot Noir luminaries, in addition to the family’s own award-winning Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production.
Today, Olivet Lane is home to Pellegrini Wine Company’s state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery, which opened its doors in 2001. Along with winemaker, Lynn Krausmann, we employ old-world artisan winemaking methods to craft the very best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sonoma County. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle.