As a family we have nurtured a lifelong love of wine. After years of searching for what we felt was the right vineyard for us, Diane and Alexis discovered a small vineyard property on West Dry Creek Road in beautiful Dry Creek Valley in April 1998. While standing in front of the 120 million year old granite 40+ degree hillside overlooking the views of Mt. St. Helena and Geyser Peak, Alexis and Diane knew they had found the special place they had been looking for. They called Gerry who was away on business to let him know about what they had found and how they felt about this amazing property. Once Gerry saw the property he too agreed that this was the place for us. We moved from St. Helena in the Napa Valley in 1999 and founded the Pasterick Winery. Since 1999 we remodeled the charming circa 1913 farmhouse with its' large covered porch and wine cellar. The old Red Winery Barn was fully insulated with a bit of interior remodeling. The 3,400 sq. ft. Pasterick Wine Cave was dug into the 120 million year old Granite hillside in 2007. A Petanque Court was added and surrounded with picnic tables and chairs and the orchard. In 2004 preparations began for our home site.
In 1999 our seventeen acre fenced property had six acres planted to Syrah on steep hillsides. We added plantings of Syrah and plantings of Viognier. In addition, we planted Spanish and Italian Olive Trees. The ranch also has an extensive orchard of 44 stone fruit bearing trees, a substantial enclosed vegetable and flower cutting garden, seasonal waterfalls and a 'Magic Forest' that includes majestic redwood trees. There are close to 100 antique rose plants which includes one of our favorites, the climbing rose, Sally Holmes.
The Winery is fully integrated producing approximately 1,000 cases of premium estate Syrah, Rosé and Viognier wines from 10 acres of steep hillside blocks. We work as a team. Gerry is the Winemaker and oversees the Viticulture work and also heads up the administrative responsibilities. He can often be found in the Wine Cave Tasting Room with guests. Alexis is the Assistant Winemaker and Web Master assisting in all facets of Winemaking and maintaining the pasterickwine.com web site. Alexis can also be found in the Wine Cave Tasting Room. Diane designed the Wine Cave and their Home and designs the labels for their Estate Wines as well as their Olive Oil. She works with their Wine Club . . . which is called Club JADS after the first letters of the names of the adult children in the family - Jeremy . . . Alexis . . . Derek . . . Stepheni.
JADS The Dragon
JADS is an acronym made up of the first initials of all the Pasterick kids.