Boutique Winery & Tuscan Estate
Legendary San Francisco Restaurateur, the late “maestro” Lorenzo Petroni, owner
of the truly famed North Beach Restaurant for 40+ years, imagined creating a
mountain winery estate in Sonoma Valley, reminiscent of his native Tuscany, Italy.
Former Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown said “Every important person in
town ate there.” Petroni arrived in San Francisco in 1957 at 19-years young. His
homeland arrived with him “in his heart.” He always remembered the mountain
estate wineries of his beloved Tuscany.
In 1992, 35-years after emigrating to America, Lorenzo Petroni purchased this 35-
acres in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma County. He immediately
recognized this “Knoll of Stone,” (Poggio Alla Pietra) was the ideal location for
what would become his vision of a Tuscan wine estate. He designed it for warm,
Italian hospitality and the pleasure it would provide for his family and many
friends. So many notable personalities of San Francisco enjoyed excellent food
and wines at the Petroni Family Estate. The wines from Lorenzo’s property
received high acclaim from professionals in the industry and from his family, and
At 625’ elevation above the Sonoma Valley floor, Poggio Alla Pietra offers
dramatic views, quiet seclusion and produces coveted Moon Mountain AVA wines
of the finest quality.
The property, has a 3,800-sf stunning home of Italianate Villa Architecture, guest
house, winery facility, wine caves, vineyards and olive groves. For years, so many
of San Francisco’s luminaries, artists, political “movers and shakers,” enjoyed the
ambience of Lorenzo’s Tuscan hospitality at the Petroni Sonoma Estate. The estate
represents the inviting hospitality and excellence of California wine country living!
- Sonoma Valley/Moon Mountain AVAs
- Organic Vineyard & Olive Orchard
- 4,200 Case Winery w/ Caves
- 3,800 sf Home