Our Story

Ron and Melanie Buoncristiani

Ron and Melanie Buoncristiani

Orentano wine is truly about family: past, present and future. In the year of 2000, Ron Buoncristiani acted on intuition and established R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, LLC, seven acres of rolling hills in the esteemed Russian River Valley. The first year was spent researching and planning for its particular microclimate. The following year, six of the seven acres were planted with Pinot Noir, and now picturesque well-groomed rows of vines grow. The clones are a blend of 115 and 777. The yield of the vines is tailored to 3 tons per acre.

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Reviews and Awards

AwardsOur wines have received various awards and accolades. Here is a small sampling of them:

Best of Class, Gold Medal Award – Los Angeles International Wine Competition – 2010 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

90 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast Magazine – 2009 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Double Gold – 2012 San Francisco International Wine Festival – 2007 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

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Vineyard Journal