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A brief history

Located in the heart of the Willow Creek district on the westside of Paso Robles, Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery can be found on a cozy corner on Township Road just off Highway 46w in the beautiful foothills of west Paso. The property has a local history dating back to the late 1890's. The original Farmhouse has been lovingly updated and sits proudly on our estate. The Pelletiere Estate vineyard, rich in limestone soils was planted in 1993-1996, and is family owned & operated with a commitment to the traditions of fine winemaking and responsible stewardship of its vineyard land for future generations to savor and uphold.

Its south-facing sloped terrain, rocky limestone soils, cool coastal breezes, and diurnal fluctuation in temperature create, above all an estate ideal for wine growing. Here we produce exceptional Italian varietals that honor our Italian heritage and those of our predecessor. Today, 100 percent of Pelletiere Estate wines are sourced from its sustainably-farmed estate-grown Italian varieties which include; Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Lagrein, Aglianico, and Primitivo, as well as, our Syrah and Viognier. We are dedicated to meticulous vineyard care, picking at optimum ripeness, and creating elegant Italian-style wines which express the balance and pure flavors of our vineyard terrior.

Distinctive Italian-style wines, stunning tasting room, breathtaking setting, and passionate crew members, make Pelletiere Estate truly worth the visit.
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Established in 2014

3280 Township Road
United States, California


Meet The Team

  • Janis Pelletiere

    Growing up in a traditional Italian household in Cicero Illinois, an Italian-influenced suburb on Chicago's west side, the hub of the family was always the kitchen and dining room. Often, the women gathered together to prepare delicious traditional dishes sharing stories and working shoulder to shoulder on the homemade menu, while the men of the family assembled enjoying wine and spirited conversation awaiting the main event. The meal was shared by the entire family, which included wine, and an abundance of exuberant communication and laughter. These family rituals instilled in Janis a deep sense of respect for family, a love of food & wine, and the joys of a collaborative effort. Our Pelletiere Estate wines are a reflection of these ideals and of our commitment to sustainable farming and gentle winemaking techniques.

    With an entrepreneurial spirit and an irrepressible determination to succeed, Janis Pelletiere left Chicago on her 21st birthday to make her mark on the world. Emphasizing hard work, quality, and high standards, Janis founded and grew a national market research company. Thirty years later, Janis yearned to push the boundaries once again, this time with a challenge that would soothe her soul. To be closer to her two children attending school in San Luis Obispo, Janis sold her San Francisco Bay Area-based company and set out for a more gracious and comfortable pace among the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Once in Paso Robles, visiting friends took Janis wine tasting where she immediately fell in love with the beauty, serenity, and artistry of the vineyards. It was then that a passion developed to create a legacy for future family generations to savor and uphold. Janis looked for several years until she found the perfect property to develop and name in honor of her father.

    Janis enjoys a lifestyle focused on family, health, and fitness. She is also an avid golfer, runs marathons, rides her two horses, and appreciates the challenge and stimulation of the business world. Pelletiere Estate reflects Janis’ love of wellness, celebrates her commitment to family tradition, and cultivates her entrepreneurial spirit.

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  • Natasha Boffman

    Natasha received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She BEGAN HER CAREER behind the scenes in a winery laboratory, immersed in the industry but yearning for a more creative role in the wineMAKING process. This experience made her realize her true calling, winemaking. To hone her passion, Natasha pursued higher education. She graduated from UC Davis with a Master’s degree with a concentration in Enology and a thirst to cultivate a partnership between creativity and science expressed through wine.

    With twenty-plus vintages under her belt, working in a variety of settings from commercial winemaking to producing PREMIUM BOUTIQUE wines, Natasha is dedicated to the artistry of crafting ultra-premium wines. Focusing on quality over quantity, Natasha’s winemaking philosophy is centered on meticulous vineyard care and minimal intervention, allowing the wines to express the distinctive characteristics of the vineyard and showcase the variety's unique qualities.

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  • Morgan Stepp

    Behind what makes Pelletiere Estate & Winery shine with natural beauty and great-tasting wines are hard-working women. Morgan Pelletiere Stepp, daughter of Janis Pelletiere, is one of these women. Morgan began her journey into the wine industry at a small estate winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There she got a taste of the many working parts that make up a successful operation including tasting room management, wine club sales, marketing, and wine production tasks. In addition, she holds a degree in Agriculture Business with minors in Biology and Economics from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo. Morgan is an indispensable part of Pelletiere Estate and will ensure the winery and property will remain family-operated as 2nd generation vintner. She also oversees all the estate’s creative and marketing needs as well as curates and manages the wine club.

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