Accolades

A modern definition of "an embarrassment of riches" includes "so many good things that it is difficult to choose between them." We are honored and humbled by our many friends and critics who have said "so many good things" about our wine that it is indeed "difficult to choose between them." But don't let that stop you from trying them!

Here's what a few of our customers and reviewers have said:

"something spicy and seductive exists in a Papapietro Perry pinot"

"great silky Pinots that even a Zin fan can like"

"amazing, amazing, amazing Pinot Noirs! I highly recommend this place. Every wine we tasted here was off the charts"

"Papapietro Perry ranks #1 for me in the Pinot category. They've held my top spot for years".

"I must say, we have never been to any winery where we liked EVERY wine we tasted. Fortunately we only tasted 7 wines and bought all 7 plus joined their wine club"

"OMG! The best Pinot I have EVER had"

"An Embarassment of Riches"

We are honored to continue to receive recognition from the critics. Along the way we have garnered over 50 90+ scores from Wine Spectator alone. Here is a sampling of other accolades we've received.

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2022 Winners


2021 Winners

Previous Winners

  • 99 points Best of Show Red Wines, Best of Class, Double Gold Medal- 2017 777 Clones Pinot Noir
  • 97 points - 2017 Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
  • 96 points - 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • 95 points - 2017 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 97 points - 2016 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 95 points - 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 95 points - 2016 Pommard Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 93 points - 2017 Peters Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 92 points - 2016 Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • 91 points - 2016 777 Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 91 points - 2015 Pommard Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 90 points - 2015 777 Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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2022 All Americas

  • 96 points Runner Up Best of Show Red Wine, Best of Class Pinot Noir, Double Gold Medal - 2019 Pommard Clones
  • 94 points Double Gold Medal - 2019 Russsian River Valley
  • 93 points Double Gold Medal - 2019 Nunes Vineyards

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  • 96 points Best of Show Red Wine, Best of Class Pinot Noir - 2018 Campbell Ranch
  • 94 points Double Gold Medal - 2018 Pommard Clones
  • 94 points Double Gold Medal - 2018 Russian River Valley
  • 93 points Double Gold Medal - 2018 777 Clones
  • 95 points Best of Show Red Wine, Best of Class Pinot Noir - 2016 Pommard Clones
  • 95 points Double Gold Medal - 2016 777 Clones Pinot Noir
  • 95 points Double Gold Medal - 2016 Leras Family Vineyards
  • Gold Medal - 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

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  • 92 points - 2018 Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir
  • 91 points - 2018 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 90 points - 2018 Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2017 777 Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2016 Leras Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2016 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 93 points - 2015 Pommard Clones Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2015 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2014 Pommard Clones Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
  • 91 points - 2014 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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  • 91 points - 2017 Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 92 points - 2015 Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 91+ points - 2015 Pommard Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 91+ points - 2015 777 Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 91 points - 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Pigs and Pinot

  • 2009 4th Annual Pigs & Pinot - Pinot Cup Winner - 2005 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2019 14th Annual Pigs & Pinot - Pinot Cup Runner-up - 2016 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir


Additional Scores

  • 2022 - Lifehouse Great Chefs & Wineries "Winery of the Year Award"
  • 2019 - Healdsburg CRUSH "People's Choice" award
  • 2019 - Sonoma Magazine Top 100 Wines of 2019
  • 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • 2013 - 2018 - Pinot on the River "People's Choice" award
  • 2016 - Sonoma Magazine Top 100 Wines of 2016
     - 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2016 - Wine Spectator-12 Jammy Sonoma Zinfandels
    • 2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel- Score 90
  • 2016 - Prince of Pinot
    • 2013 Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir-Score 90
  • 2015 - Prince of Pinot
    • 2014 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir - Score 88
  • 2015 - Wine Spectator-12 Pinot Noirs for the Thanksgiving Table
    • 2013 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir - Score 90 and 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Score 90
  • 2015 - Wine Spectator-9 Refreshing Summer Whites from California
     - 2013 Peters Vineyard Chardonnay - Score 90
  • 2014 - Wine Spectator, James Laube: Style Considerations: To Buy or Not
          "Another example: the Papapietro Perry 2012 Pinots. This winery has been a personal favorite ...."
    *2013 - SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines
     - 2010 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir

  • 2012 - Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec: 25 Outstanding California Pinot Noirs
     - 2010 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Nunes Vineyard - Score 93

  • 2012 - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish: Dry Creek Valley
    Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry were amateur winemakers before they took a stab at the big leagues with their 1998 release. Today they produce a consistently notable lineup of more than a dozen Pinot Noirs, plus Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The winery and tasting room are located on an old ranch where more than a dozen producers have set up business. Papapietro Perry's tasting room is a cozy space, with a copper-topped bar crafted from old barrel staves.

  • 2011 - Wine Spectator
    Named one of the Top 20 Pinot Noir producers in Sonoma County by James Laube with over 40 wines scored 90 or higher from Wine Spectator magazine.
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