Mountain View Vintners
Paso Robles AVA
A sustainably-focused, family-owned winery in Northern California, Mountain View Winery offers boutique bottlings from environmentally friendly micro-vineyards in some of the state’s best appellations.
Established in 1978 in Morgan Hill, California, Mountain View Winery has consistently produced distinctive, artisan wines from some of the best wine-growing regions in the state - for over forty years! Mountain View’s vineyards are located in specific appellations that offer strong varietal character, due to exceptional terroir and highly desirable microclimates, including Monterey, Amador County, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and California’s Central Coast. Now under the guidance of Angelo Pera and winemaker Philip Zorn, Mountain View Winery is dedicated to showcasing small, micro-vineyards while maintaining ecologically sound practices and producing wines of superior quality and value.
Angelo’s winemaking career started in 1993 when he was fresh out of Business School, and he’s been perfecting his style ever since. While always fascinated with Old World winemaking methods, Angelo is also inspired by the new cutting-edge, modern winemaking techniques that continue to develop. Over the years, Angelo has discovered that blending the styles gives him the best of both worlds and allows him to produce wines of premium quality. Now with nearly thirty years in the industry, Angelo says he will never be done learning and his passion for winemaking is stronger than ever.
In 2010, Angelo took over the reigns of Mountain View Winery, the same year he also established his own brand, Backstage Wines. Since then, he has increased the number of vineyards in the Mountain View Winery portfolio by adding several (nineteen!) small, micro-vineyards (each yielding less than 200 cases in annual production). Angelo, along with the help of his daughters, now offers a wide variety of vineyard-designated wines that are unique, terroir-driven, and full of character.
The winemaker for Mountain View Winery is Philip Zorn, who has been with the company since 1990. Born in the United States and raised in Germany, Philip attended the nation’s top school of enology and became a winemaker at a number of top California wineries. He is highly respected in his field, offering broad international experience and a keen understanding of California’s best sub-regions.
For over ten years now, the Pera family has worked together to maintain Mountain View Winery’s reputation for excellence - and with great success. Angelo’s daughter Olivia Pera officially joined the team full-time in 2021 and currently stands as Mountain View’s Sales and Marketing Manager. Together, they are proud to share their passion and hopefully create a family legacy for many years to come. Cheers!