|Peirano Estate Tasting Room
21831 N. Highway 99 (West Frontage Road)
Acampo, CA 95220
Tel: (209) 369-9463
|Peirano Estate Winery Office|
P.O. Box 1992
Lodi, CA 95241
Tel: (209) 367-1305
Fax: (209) 369-7655
Lance - 4th GenerationPeirano/Owner/Farmer/ Winemaker / General Manager
Lance, fourth generation Peirano, owner, farmer, and winemaker, has been involved with the family's estate since the age of four when he began learning the art of winemaking from his father Randy. By the age of six, Lance was driving tractors through the Peirano family vineyards. In 1992, he began making wine with the grapes from the family's 300 acre estate. After receiving considerable praise for making quality wine, he decided to start bottling and selling Peirano wine using solely the estate grown grapes. Initially, he planned on producing only 540 cases, which he predicted was enough to last him for the rest of his lifetime. Presently, Peirano Estate Vineyards produces 62,000 cases a year.
Lance has made himself a household name not only for his great winemaking skills but for his ability to tame the wrath of the weather god's by wearing his sacrificial Red Shorts beginning April 1st of every year. He religiously wears them, rain or shine, everyday thereafter until every grower in Lodi completes their harvest in late fall to protect the crops from harvest rains.
Lance is a man on a mission. His mission is to make the best wine to come out of the Lodi Appellation. To many, he has already achieved this goal. Lance, on the other hand, is not satisfied. He promises to continue challenging himself and bettering his crop, while adhering to his great grandfather Giacomo's old farming practices, for many years to come.
Michael Smith - Director of Sales - firstname.lastname@example.org
Having always had an appreciation for the finer things in life, it seems only fitting that Michael would be selling wine as a career. However, the story does not begin there. It was a long road of learning that has brought Michael to Peirano Estate Vineyards.
Beginning his career in the restaurant industry, Michael quickly learned that he had a passion for food, wine and people. After several years spent on this side of the business, he met the love of his life through a mutual friend. Having spent many days tasting in Karen's native Napa Valley, Michael quickly realized that he wanted to be in the wine industry. After much research, he decided it would be best to start by working for a wine distributor. He went to work for Young's Market Company and took advantage of every class, certification, and promotion that was available. From there Michael went on to work for an international wine importer, as well as two well known Napa Valley Wineries, Chappellet Vineyard & Winery, and Frazier Family Estate.
These experiences have collectively shaped Michael's goals and prepared him for his sales role at Peirano. He looks forward to many years of being a part of this wonderful, diverse group of people that makes up Peirano Estate Vineyards.
Brad Roberts - Midwest Regional Sales/National Accounts Manager - email@example.com
Brad comes to Peirano with over eight years experience in the wine industry. Brad’s experience is split between wholesale sales/ownership, chain division sales management and winery national sales positions.
In his new role, Brad will manage all day to day sales and distribution efforts for Peirano Estate Vineyards wine brands throughout the nineteen western states. He will report directly to Michael Smith, Director of Sales. “We are thrilled to have a person with Brad’s experience, business skills and integrity in this role as the company continues to grow at a very fast pace,” commented Michael. “This move will allow us to build on our work of the past and focus more on our chain business.”
Jasmine Savoie - Office Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from the SF Bay Area, Jasmine moved her family to Stockton in 2005. She has a very diverse background that includes jobs in banking, teaching, corrections and tourism, among others. Jasmine was never really interested in wine until 2007 when she started working in Lodi. It was at this time that she discovered a passion for Lodi wines, visiting the local tasting rooms often. She started working part-time in the Peirano tasting room in 2009 and enjoyed it so much, she now works at the winery full-time, running the office and assisting Lance with his many responsibilities.
Jasmine is very excited to have joined the Peirano Estate Vineyards family and is looking forward to many more years here.
Meghan Whitaker - Tasting Room Manager - email@example.com
Meghan joined the Peirano team in October 2011. She is excited to work at Peirano and truly enjoys working with our loyal customers and giving out the knowledge of the Peirano family history. Meghan is eager to create an exciting atmosphere and enjoyable experience for every visitor to Peirano. If you have any questions regarding our wines or amazing deals, Meghan is always there to help, so let her know which wines please your palate the most. Be sure to look for Meghan's smiling face next time you visit Peirano!