Choose from Three Options
$35 for a tour and tasting package for two (an $85 value) * Diamond tour of the winery and frantio for two (a $10 value per person) * Tasting of six to seven Pietra Santa wines (a $10 value per person) * Tasting of two Signature Collection Reserve Tier wines (a $10 value per person) * Meat and cheese platter with olive oil tasting (a $15 value) * Bottle of Sacred Stone wine to take home (a $10 value)<p>
$60 for 6 bottles of 2009 Block H pinot noir (a $108 value)
$119 for 12 bottles of 2009 Block H pinot noir (a $216 value)<p>
The tasting room is open Friday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m and by appointment Wednesday and Thursday. Tours take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.<p>
Wine bottles can be picked up from the winery, or can be shipped at a discount of 50%.
Pietra Santa Winery
Winery founder Theophile Vache christened his land Pietra Santa—Italian for “sacred stone”—in honor of the region's granite- and limestone-rich soils, which have produced subtly earthy wines for 150 years. Rows of olive trees and wine grapes, including pinot noir and pinot gris varieties, sprout from 450 acres of fecund soil nestled in the Gabilan Range.
Within the Mission-style winery, vintner Alessio Carli ferments vino in oak barrels, and a Tuscan-imported press squeezes oils from organic olives. The winery's picnic area furnishes guests and marooned hot air balloon captains with breath-nabbing views of Cienega Valley. In addition to garnering the adoration of oenophiles, Pietra Santa has attracted attention from Frank Lloyd Wright associate Burley Griffin Junior, who designed the estate's prairie-style Dickinson house.