We’re baa-aack! The WWRH team has been on a Corona-hiatus. Like most of the world, the pandemic forced our team to pivot to new directions, take on new duties, and handle new projects. At long last, we’ve wrestled our recording schedule back under control.
In today’s show, tune in to learn what the hosts have been up to during #ShelterInPlace. We’ve switched to Zoom recordings out of necessity to maintain social distancing. Each of the hosts is in a different town in the North Bay, from Petaluma to Yountville, and Healdsburg, during the show.
Our guest, Renae Perry, is CEO and co-owner of the 22-year-old Papapietro Perry Winery on Dry Creek Road (part of the historic Timber Crest Farms Collective) in Healdsburg. Renae’s husband, Bruce Perry, and winemaker Ben Papapietro, worked together years ago in San Francisco. Both were oenophiles and lovers of Pinot Noir. Soon they became garagistes, making small batches of wine in their homes.
Today Ben and Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce and Renae Perry are founders and co-owners of this award-winning winery. Listen in as Renae describes their journey from home winemaking to, “We should have our own winery!” They began with a mere 70-case production their first year and have grown to 8,000 cases every year.
Papapietro Perry is a boutique, family-owned and operated winery, located in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, specializing in Russian River Pinot Noir. In fact, it’s the house specialty! They make ten single-vineyard designate Pinots as well as a highly popular free-run Rosé, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.
Tune in to hear Renae lead the hosts through a guided tasting of their 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley; 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir; and super-smooth 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. While miles apart, we were able to taste the same wines at the same time.
Renae also gave us a peek at their Zinfandel vineyard off the porch of their tasting room as well as the back story on the development of their label and logo design. We’re hoping by the time you hear this, their tasting room will have reopened after Sonoma County authorities grant approval for visitors to return to wineries.
Learn more at: https://papapietro-perry.com/
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Show date: June 5, 2020