We asked your Sonoma winemakers all the same question:
What is it about this place that made you fall in love?
It was love at first taste when she tried American Zinfandel. So much so that Montse moved 5,912 miles from home to become a champion of the distinct reds of Dry Creek Valley.
Leaving Spain for Sonoma, Montse earned her stripes in the Pedroncelli family, becoming only the third winemaker in the iconic winery’s 90+ year history and the first without the namesake.
While she’s found a home with a big winemaking family, she wasn’t born into one, so she never thought she’d see her own name on a label. With Angel support, Montse is bringing her own wines to the table — with the flavors, sense of place, and food-friendliness all reminiscent of growing up in Catalonia.
Why Montse Reece loves Sonoma most:
“Sonoma is unique in so many ways! I love how such a small area can produce so many distinctive wines depending on where you grow your grapes.
It reminds me of some of the areas I work in my native Spain. Dry Creek especially. It’s such a small, tight community – with contagious passion about their land and an old-world vibe that takes me back home.”
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