About the Winery
Peirano has been a well known name in Lodi for over one hundred years. Giacamo Peirano was an Italian immigrant who arrived in what is now the Lodi Appelation and began grape farming in 1879. He was well known as not only a grower who farmed quality, potent grapes but as one of the pioneers of grape growing and winemaking in the region. Peirano Estate Vineyards is still family run on its original 500 acre estate with the head winemaker being Lance Randoph, Giacamo Peirano’s great grandson. Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant clean water, making it a major producer of quality wine grapes.
The winery is dedicated to tending to the sacred grapes without using chemical sprays unless it is for the purpose of drawing beneficial insects. Annually, thousands of lady bugs are released into the vineyard to protect the vines from unhealthy insects. Owl & Rapter boxes are used in the fields for optimal rodent control. Peirano does not use pesticides, and the sandy loam soil of Lodi is a natural deterrent to mold and mildew, precluding the use of fungicides and herbicides.
Peirano Estate Vineyards is the only winery in Lodi to use strictly estate grown grapes. This ensures that the mission of the winery is adhered to on a daily basis. Hundreds of acres of these vines are maintained with the traditional practices of hand pruning and harvesting in order to produce the most unique, multifaceted, value worthy wines in the Lodi Appellation.