A Legend in the Highlands.
Gary Pisoni and His Early Pursuit For Pinot Noir
The visionary vintner Gary Pisoni is passionately driven for all things in life: farming, discovering vineyard terroirs, drilling wells and producing the best possible wine from his mountain vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands (even before the AVA was a designated viticultural area).
A true pioneer in these hills, Gary has worked tirelessly since making his first barrels of wine in 1978, planting Pisoni Vineyards in 1982 and producing the first Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir with his sons in 1998.
Together the Pisoni family carries on a tradition of farming, sustainability, and passion for crafting exceptional wine that represents this place and vision. Ride with Gary for a glimpse of his rugged mountain property.