Pessagno Winery is the culmination of a twenty-year vision of Stephen Pessagno, winemaker, to produce limited quantities of exclusive, prestigious single vineyard wines from Monterey and San Benito counties.
Established in 1999 with family and friends, Pessagno Winery is nestled in the scenic Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey county overlooking the Salinas River where cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes flourish.
All Pessagno wines are styled for elegance, balance, and finesse, with an emphasis on the maximum varietal character of the grape and respect for the unique expression of each vineyard's Terroir.
Each vineyard is carefully selected for the high quality of its fruit and meticulously overseen during the growing season to intensify the aromas and flavors of the grapes. The wines are handcrafted in separate lots using only the finest winemaking techniques and traditional French oak barrels.
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Our seventh vintage of the Lucia Highlands Vineyard Chardonnay is characteristically rich and elegant, offering butter, prailine ice cream, with deeply concentrated layers of apple, ripe pear, and pineapple, and a hint of caramel from oak aging. The lingering butterscotch finish, coupled with firm... more
A deceptively complex Monterey County Pinot Noir which focuses on a light and dry body style, with bright flavors of cherry and strawberry that accentuate the woody and herbacious finish. more
The 2007 vintage would be most aptly described as the coolest and most even keeled in the past three decades. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have now set new quality standards at Pessagno Winery as a result of the Vintage. Many of my colleagues agree that 2007 may be the Pinot Noir Vintage of our... more
Located south of the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, Central Avenue Vineyard produces striking yet friendly wines because of its moderately warm days, cool nights, and shale loam soil. This delicate wine offers floral and violet aromas, followed by bright cherry fruit flavors. Its... more
Four Boys Vineyard is the name we gave to the four small Pinot Noir vineyards we have at the winery that, coincidentally, matches the number of sons I have. Our vineyards are aptly named Anthony, Stephen, Robert, and John. Planted to the famous La Tache clone of Pinot Noir, with origins from... more
Located in the Santa Lucia appellation of Monterey County, Garys' Vineyard is the
collaboration of grape growers Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni. Planted to the
famous La Tache clone of Pinot Noir, with origins from Burgundy, this highly
regarded clone has captured national attention for its... more
This rich, elegant wine offers deeply concentrated layers of apricot and vanilla with soft oak flavors and a hint of spice. The long, lingering finish will invite you back for continued enjoyment. Pair this wine with grilled salmon, pork, or creamy pasta dishes.
About the Vineyard
Sleepy Hollow... more
This jammy and complex wine has deep concentrated aromas of ripe black cherry, spice, and a hint of smoke. The full, lush mouth feel follows layered flavors of candied plum and vanilla, reflecting the depth of the fruit and lavish use of oak. Beautifully balanced, it offers good body, rich... more
This complex, elegant wine portrays deep concentrated aromas, ripe fruit, spice, and a hint of smoke. The full, lush mouth feel follows layered flavors of dark cherry and vanilla, reflecting the depth of the fruit and lavish use of oak. Beautifully balanced, this wine offers superb body, rich... more
This Pinot Noir offers floral and violet aromas, followed by fresh berry flavors. Its delicate, fruity style makes it a perfect accompaniment for afternoon entertaining or lighter meals. Pair this exemplary Pinot Noir with luncheon salads or light pasta dishes.
About the VineyardLocated just south... more