• Picking and sorting decisions

  • Fermentation decisions 

  • Élevage options

  • Blending (and when not to)

  • Unfiltered practices

  • Bottling protocols

Aglianico bottle


  • Planting and trellising decisions

  • Irrigation tuning

  • Canopy management and crop assessment for intended wine styles

  • Rootstock and clonal decisions - specializing in Italian cultivars

  • Picking decisions

Examples wine industry work

As winemaker and viticulturist for Prima Materia and Rosa d'Oro Vineyards,, we were at the forefront of planting and crafting wines from Italian cultivars and receiving many 90+ point reviews for them. My work also included establishing wholesale, complete packaging and print redesign, website building, and all compliance.




























Below is the powerpoint for an intermediate 3.5 hour wine sensory seminar that I conduct regularly. We cover many aspects from human biology and viticulture to pairing strategies, basic chemistry and critical tasting skills. Many of these principles are part of my wine service training.










Brochure pic
Rosa d'Oro bottles pic
wine reviews pic
wine magazine cover photo
Pietro teaching