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History and Staff

Pessagno Winery brings to life a family’s 20-year dream of producing exclusive wines from prestigious vineyards throughout the Monterey and San Benito Counties. Winemaker Stephan Pessagno left behind a legacy of extravagance for all in the industry to enjoy. His deep rooted passion and devotion elevated the Pessagno name to what it is today.

In October of 2014, Pessagno Winery shifted over to the local Franscioni family. Ray Franscioni, a third generation Monterey County farmer, shares Pessagno’s enthusiasm for luxurious wines. His own RF Wines incorporate tradition and excellence to create exquisite products for those with the finer pallet. To explore merchandise available from the sister winery RF Wines, please visit http://pumaroad.com .

Ray started primarily as a farmer and grape grower. Over time, the Franscioni’s earned the reputation of providing the finest grapes to some of the industry’s best known producers. As a result, Ray decided to become involved first hand in the winery business. He created the labels Puma Road, Lilia, and Pedregal. Franscioni openly welcomes Pessagno to his wine family.

Franscioni’s team of winemakers welcome all wine lovers to indulge in their exclusive product. They capture the natural flavors of the San Lucia Highlands among other local regions to give Pessagno wines their unique flavor. Come savor the tastes and aromas of our luxurious wines.

The Pessagno Winery is known for creating wines of distinct character and elegance. It will forever prosper as one of California’s finest wine sources. Franscioni keeps the tradition of Pessagno alive and thriving.