Pescatore is dedicated to growing and producing excellent grapes and wines in our boutique setting. Each of the varietals yields the distinct characteristics of its unique micro- terroir.
Our estate is at an elevation of approximately 900 feet. It is located in Newcastle California, in the Sierra Foothill appellation. We produce four varietals: Barbera, Petit Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel. These varietals were selected on the basis of best matching our terroir for optimal quality. All of our wines are estate bottled.
Family and friends participate in harvesting the grapes, with harvest usually occurring in September.
After the crush, careful attention is paid to yeast selection for the primary fermentation. This step helps to bring out the best characteristics of each varietal.
After the primary fermentation is complete, friends and family are again enlisted to help press the grapes in a traditional basket press. The wine is then aged in American and European oak barrels. Each type of barrel is selected based on the distinct flavors it will impart to the wine.