THE PIANETTA TEAM

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JOHN PIANETTA

Owner / Winemaker

After serving two tours as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, John flew for commercial and corporate airlines for over 25 years. His farming roots never left him, however, and in 1995 he settled on the land in San Miguel that would soon become Pianetta Winery and Vineyards.

CAITLIN PIANETTA

Owner / Winemaker

After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Caitlin took on sales and marketing for Pianetta Winery. In 2006, she spearheaded the opening of the tasting room in downtown Paso Robles to promote direct sales and grow Pianetta's beloved wine club. Now, she is head of wine-making and vineyard management at Pianetta Winery and Vineyards.

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Bonnie Kakos

Wine Club Manager and

Tasting Room Attendant

Bonnie has worked for Pianetta Winery since 2013 in different capacities and she has been working full-time in the tasting room and managing Pianetta's Wine Club since 2020. However, she is much more than just an employee; she is family! She is the resident California Wine Appellation Specialist, so if you have any California wine questions she has the answers you are looking for! She is also the reason the tasting room is always a welcoming atmosphere and a great time to be had by all. Come in, have a glass, and expand your wine knowledge! 

Ana Torres

Tasting Room Attendant 

and so much more!

Ana, our resident photographer and tasting room attendant wears a lot of hats.  Ana’s interest in the wine industry started with just a few small excursions to local wineries, but it has grown to an appreciation and fascination with the entire process, grape to glass, which she documents consistently with her photography.  She is a dynamic employee who started in the tasting room as a host and she has grown into an integral part of our team helping with website maintenance, event coordination and marketing. She is also a wealth of information on local history, and always loves learning new and unique stories of our small area of Paso Robles, so come in and share a story!

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Marilyn Biery

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Event Coordinator and 

Official Bow Tying Expert

Marilyn may have started behind the counter in 2018, but now she is the ever important behind the scenes staff. Have you ever been to the Runway Dinner or participated in any of our events? Marilyn is the one to thank for them going off without a hitch! She is busy planning, coordinating, and creating marketing for the events. Also, if you see any bows tied on gift boxes or anywhere around the tasting room she is the one to take credit for those. Not everyone may know her, but her work is crucial for the continued success of Pianetta Winery!

Millie Pianetta

Tasting Room Manager and

Official Welcoming Party

This bundle of fluff may be small, but she makes herself known! She can be found in the tasting room politely requesting all of your attention or patiently waiting to clean up if you should drop a crumb. She is always up for a snuggle or ready to entertain the well behaved children of wine tasting parents.