PellegrinI-Olivet Lane

4055 West Olivet Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

(707) 545-8680

pellegrinisonoma.com

 

Proprietor & Forum Contact: Alexia Pellegrini

Winemaker: Charlie Fauroat

 

The Pellegrini family name has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century, as producers, grape sellers, importers, and wholesale distributors. Having been winegrowers and importers since 1925 and family owned for four generations, the Pellegrini's are considered California wine pioneers. Our historic monopole vineyard at Olivet Lane Estate is home to the oldest producing Pinot Noir vines in Sonoma County. Named for the mature olive trees lining the entrance, the Olivet Lane Vineyard is a valued source of grapes for some of the appellation’s most acclaimed wines.

In 2017, Aida Pellegrini and her son Robert, second and third generation generation vintners respectively, passed the reigns to fourth generation family member, Alexia Pellegrini, whom oversees and guides business operations. She is no stranger to hard work; passionately continuing to build upon the legacy of the Pellegrini name within the wine business. She earned her MBA in Wine Business at Sonoma State University, and her BA in Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

2020 will be Alexia's 20th harvest.

Winemaker Charlie Fauroat joined the Pellegrini winemaking team in 2013, earning his way from Cellar Master to Assistant Winemaker to Winemaker. Feeling privileged to work with the stellar fruit of Olivet Lane Vineyard, he is excited to share his passion for making wines representative of a place and time. He loves the art, science, hard work, and people in wine. Growing up in Ventura, he was born more into avocado country than wine country. Moving to Sonoma County in 2007, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Wine Business from Sonoma State University. Before arriving at Pellegrini, he worked in the cellars at Bella Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, Vavasour Winery in Marlborough New Zealand, Bird in Hand in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, and Williams Selyem and DuMol in Russian River Valley. In addition to a great palate for wine, Charlie is a truly talented chef, specializing in meat curing & Asian cuisines.

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