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Read About Our Rich History.

We've been enjoying winemaking since 1994 and creating incredible wine.


The Pinot Noir Winery has been a family-owned winery since its founding in the late 1990s. The family of winemakers have passed down their winemaking knowledge and techniques from generation to generation, creating a winemaking tradition that continues to this day. The Pinot Noir Winery was founded by John Smith and his wife, Mary Smith. 
John was a farmer and a winemaker, and Mary was a cook and baker. Together they recognized the potential of winemaking in the area and set out to create a winery that would produce high-quality wines.

The Smiths built the winery on a piece of land that John had purchased in the late 1990s. He cleared the land, planted the vines, and built the winery from the ground up. He also developed a unique method of winemaking that would become the hallmark of the Pinot Noir Winery. Now it is recognized by all wineries around the world.
Our winemaking method is based on European methods. We use natural fermentation methods and barrels to age the wine and indigenous grape varieties to make the wines, which gave them a unique flavor profile.


Conversion of the open land to vineyards.


Pinot Noir foundation by a group of 6 friends.


Vineyards conversion to organic farming.


The first release of 500 award-winning wines.


Opening of wine tastings in our cellars to the public.

~ How do we create wines ~

Winemaking Process.

Learn more about our winemaking process.

  • Step 1. Harvesting

    Determining when to harvest requires the outdated tasting as well as simple scientific approach. The grapes sweetness and acidity must be completely balanced, but harvesting also depends heavily on the weather conditions.

    Hand-picked grapes must be sorted by quality, removing under-ripe or rotten grapes along with leaves and petioles.

  • Step 2. Crushing and Pressing

    Grape crushing and pressing is a process used to extract juice from grapes in order to make wine. The process involves separating the skins, seeds, and stems from the juice. 
    This can be done with a variety of methods, including mechanical crushers, manual presses, or even a combination of the two. The juice is then collected and stored for fermentation. 

  • Step 3. Fermentation

    The fermentation process begins with the crushing of the grapes. This releases the juice, which is then combined with yeast and other microorganisms. The yeast consumes the sugar and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide. 
    The fermentation process can take from several weeks to several months, depending on the type of grapes and the desired result.

  • Step 4. Clarification

    Wine clarification is the process of removing unwanted particles and substances from the wine. This process can be done using a variety of means, including filtration, centrifugation, and addition of fining agents. 
    Filtration is the most common method used, and involves passing the wine through a filter medium to remove particles. 

  • Step 5. Aging and Bottling

    Wine aging and bottling are two important steps in the wine-making process. Aging allows the wine to develop its flavor and character while bottling seals the bottle and prepares it for storage or sale.
    Aging is a process that takes place in barrels, stainless steel tanks, or bottles. Bottling is the process of transferring the finished wine from the aging vessel into bottles and sealing them. 

~ Welcome ~

Come Visit Us to Taste & Enjoy.

    Testing in atmospheric wine cellars;
    Possibility to buy the best wines at the best price.

Come visit us to enjoy wines and relax sipping a divine drink.

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~ our Winery ~

Learn More About Our Tours and Tastings.

Visiting our winery and wine tasting is a wonderful way to experience the best of what our winemaking craft has to offer. 

Our winery offers a unique opportunity to experience the entire winemaking process from vine to bottle. You can tour our vineyards, witness the harvesting of the grapes, and learn about the different stages of winemaking. With a guided tour, you will learn about the history of our winery and the different types of wine we produce.
Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the different varietals and styles of our wines. 


Craft Wines

Our wines are carefully crafted and aged to perfection.


Idea for a Holiday

Pinot Noir is great for a family holiday or a romantic date.


The Best Wine Styles

Our staff will tell you more about our wines.


Great Atmosphere

Tastings are held in our cellars, in a relaxing atmosphere.

~ Partners ~

Our Lovely Partners.

We work with a variety of brands and shops.


Want to become our partner? Don't hesitate to contact us.

~ our team ~

Meet Our Professional Team.

Our team is our proud. Each of the team members is dedicated to creating the finest wines.



John Smith

John Smith opened his interest in wine more than fourteen years ago working at a farm and in a wine bar. 

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    His urge to get closer to the action led him to Texas where he was inspired by the best winery owners and winemaking professionals while building and managing their wine programs for several local restaurants. 
    Smith decided to deepen his interest in winemaking industry and gained a Certificate in Viticulture from the Santa Rosa Junior College. Next he pursued a degree in Enology, Plant Science, and Chemistry, and gained winemaking experience while also experimenting with his favorite wine in his own backyard project with his wife, Mary. Finally, he embarked upon an extensive search throughout the area for a suitable location to start a commercial vineyard. That was a foundation of the Pinot Noir Winery.

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    Head WinemakerJason Arnolds

Jason is responsible for overseeing the production of wine from grape to bottle and for developing and maintaining quality wine.

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    Tour Guide Albert Drendt

Albert leads tours of our winery and cellars where our wine is stored. Albert knows everything about our wines.

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    Head of MarketingEliza Anderson

Eliza is engaged in marketing activities and promotes our winery in social networks. She plans promotions and events.

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    SommelierSamantha Welsh

Samantha is a skilled professional trained in all aspects of wine and food pairing, selection, storage, and wine tasting.

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    Tasting Room ManagerCarlos Kiersh

Carlos meets guests at the tasting and introduces them to our wines. He is fully responsible for wine tastings.

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    Head Guest RelationsDean Williams

Dean is responsible for guest service and guest satisfaction after visiting our events, wine tastings, and guided tours. 

~ Our events ~

Join Our Events.

From time to time, we hold various events in our vineyards and cellars.

Barrel Room Event

Monday, April 24, 202311:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cello Concert

Tuesday, May 02, 20232:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pinot Noir Learnshop

Monday, September 04, 2023
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jazz & Wine

Thursday, September 14, 202311:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wine & Art

Sunday, October 01, 20232:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food & Wine Pairing

Sunday, October 08, 20238:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.