Black Dog Ranch

BERESINI VINEYARDS

Black Dog Ranch is a small family-owned producer of Pinot Noir wine in Los Carneros, Napa Valley. We produce 200 to 300 cases, on average, per vintage.

Our vineyard is on 7 acres in Los Carneros, Napa Valley and we grow both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the property.  The vines on 4.49 acres produce Chardonnay grapes for TOR’s Torchiana Chardonnay – the Beresini Chardonnay grapes are sold to TOR as the single vineyard source for his Torchiana Chardonnay.

We sell the Pinot Noir 777 clone to Blue Farm Winery (Anne Mueller-Racke) and Gustavo Wines (Gustavo Brambila). The remaining acres are dedicated to the Pinot Noir grapes under the Beresini brand. 

The first vintage of Beresini Pinot Noir was in 2011, and the 2011 and the 2013 are sold out.  The few cases remaining of the 2012 are available for Kennel Wine Club members only.  Currently we are selling the 2014 and 2016 Beresini Pinot Noir through the website and to high-end restaurants and wine retail stores throughout Northern California.  The 2017 will be released in early 2020.

The 2014 Beresini Pinot Noir received 5 out of 5 stars from Ronn Wiegand, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. The 2016 has not yet been rated.

Black Dog Ranch

BERESINI VINEYARDS

Black Dog Ranch is a small family-owned producer of Pinot Noir wine in Carneros, Napa Valley. We produce 200 to 300 cases, on average, per vintage.

Our vineyard is on 7 acres in Los Carneros, Napa Valley and we grow both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the property.  The vines on four acres produce Chardonnay grapes for TOR’s Torchiana Chardonnay – the Beresini Chardonnay grapes are sold to TOR as the single vineyard source for his award winningTorchiana Chardonnay.
In 2019, we sold almost 2 acres of our Pinot Noir grapes to Blue Farm Wines and Gustavo Farms. Blue Farm is owned by Anne Moeller-Racke. She is the former owner and vineyard manager at Buena Vista, and then at Donum. In 2001, she started Blue Farm WInes. Gustavo Brambila has his own winery and tasting room in downtown Napa. In the story of the “Judgement of Paris” which was made into the 2008 film “Bottle Shock” at which Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay won the highest award, the actor Freddy Rodriguez portrays Gustavo Brambila.
We produce the remaining Pinot Noir under the brand Beresini Vineyards.

The 2011 and 2013 vintages of Beresini Pinot Noir are sold out.  The 2013 is only available to Kennel Wine Club members. Currently we are selling the 2014 and 2016 Beresini Pinot Noir through the website and to high end restaurants and wine retail stores throughout Northern California.  The 2017 will be released in 2017.
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The 2012 Beresini Pinot Noir received 4 out of 5 stars from Ronn Wiegand, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, and the 2013 and the 2014 Beresini Pinot Noir received 5 out of 5 stars from Ronn Weigand. The 2013 also received a Gold Medal in 2017 from the International Women’s Wine Competition and was rated a 91 by Pinotfile.
The 2016 has not yet been rated.

The Nose

KNOWS™

Black Dog Ranch, Beresini Vineyards, produces artisanal wines reflective of Napa Valley’s Los Carneros Appellation – crisp acidity, red berry, earthy, and spicy notes.

Much of the taste of wine begins with the “nose,” or scents of flavor that the wine emanates, and who has a better sense of smell than our faithful companions? And as Corleone would tell you, “The Nose Knows™.”

Corleone is a very wiggly-waggly Black Labrador, and she knows her grapes. She is often seen wandering through the vineyards ensuring that no ground squirrels, rabbits or birds are disturbing the vines.

The Nose

KNOWS™

Black Dog Ranch, Beresini Vineyards, produces artisanal wines reflective of Napa Valley’s Los Carneros Appellation – crisp acidity, red berry, earthy, and spicy notes.

Much of the taste of wine begins with the “nose,” or scents of flavor that the wine emanates, and who has a better sense of smell than our faithful companions? And as Corleone would tell you, “The Nose Knows™.”

Corleone is a very wiggly-waggle Black Labrador, and she knows her grapes. She is often seen wandering through the vineyards ensuring that no ground squirrels, rabbits or birds are disturbing the vines.

Purchase our wines

2014 Retail Pricing

By Bottle: $45 –

Kennel Wine Club  $38.25

By Case: $540 –

Kennel Wine Club $459

2016 Retail Pricing

By Bottle: $45 –

Kennel Club $38.25

By Case: $540 –

Kennel Club $459

2017 Releasing in early 2020

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