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Pestoni Family Estate Winery

  • 1673 St. Helena Hwy. S/Hwy. 29 Map It
  • St. Helena
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

A 19th-century wine-bottling contraption, a Prohibition-era safe with tales to tell, and photos and documents spanning five generations enhance a visit to this winery, formerly known as Rutherford Grove, run by the descendants of Albino Pestoni, their Swiss-Italian forebear. Pourers share the Pestoni story while dispensing wines made from grapes grown in choice vineyards the family has acquired over the decades. The Howell Mountain Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons at reserve tastings ($40) always stand out. Estate tastings ($20) often include Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, and Cabernet grown on the Pestonis' Rutherford Bench property. The 1892 field blend from Lake County heirloom grapes—Zinfandel, Cabernet, and Petite Sirah—commemorates the year Albino entered the wine business. After a tasting flight, guests are welcome to picnic in the winery's tree-shaded area.

Sight Information


1673 St. Helena Hwy. S/Hwy. 29, near Galleron Rd., St. Helena, California, 94574, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $20–$40

Published 07/06/2016


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