Choose from Four Options
- $35 for a tour and tasting package for two ($70 value)
- $60 for a tour and tasting package for four ($140 value)
- $60 for 6 bottles of 2009 Block H pinot noir ($108 value)
- $119 for 12 bottles of 2009 Block H pinot noir ($216 value)
The tour options include one bottle of the current vintage Pinot Gris or a $10 credit towards one full-price bottle of wine.
Pietra Santa Winery
In the 1850s, winery founder Theophile Vache chose a piece of land to plant wine grapes because of its maritime climate and unique soils. More recently, this land was christened 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, which was built in 1905.
“Bring a picnic and enjoy the great wines”
“Our group had a great time at the winery. ”
“Very nice day rip to this small winery..Enjoy a picnic and a nice bottle of Pietra Santa wine!”