Legendary California winemaker, John Parducci, and his family founded Parducci Wine Cellars in 1932 with a passion for creating quality wine with great value. John started young, traveling alone at age 14 with 40 rail cars of the family grapes to sell to home winemakers during Prohibition. John became head winemaker at Parducci in 1940 and was inducted into the The Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.) Vintner's Hall of Fame in 2012.
The Spirit of a Region
Affectionately dubbed "Mr. Mendocino," John Parducci was an early champion of the Northern California wine region and varietal labeling, including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah: two grapes that would become a signature of Mendocino County and embodying the capacious spirit of American winemaking.
The Legacy Continues
Today our winemaking team continues to build upon the approachable and authentic style that John Parducci made famous in his 50 year role as winemaker, from the 1940s, until he retired from the winery in 1994. Wine lovers all over the world—from experienced connoisseurs to casual enthusiasts—have come to share in a 80-year legacy of artisan-crafted, authentically crafted wines including Parducci Small Lot Blend, Isabella, True Grit, Coro Mendocino, and Parducci Reserve.