Peterson Winery

Great wine has to be about place, which is achieved only if the bottled wine reflects where the grapes were grown. At Peterson Winery we practice the philosophy of Zero Manipulation. Our definition of Zero Manipulation is using the most gentle winemaking techniques possible to maximize flavors, aromatics and the original essence of the wine. The less you do in the course of a wine's tenure in the cellar, the more of that essence you'll have to bottle. My goal is that every vintage captures that sense of place.

Fred Peterson

We have been producing wines in the Dry Creek Valley for over 20 years, and when we opened our tasting room in 2007, we were excited to share our wines with the world. Now we’ve realized that our visitors miss the one-on-one interaction with us as much as we’ve missed interacting with them.
So after much consideration, we have changed back from being open daily for tasting to being open by appointment. We know this change will provide a more in depth tasting experience for all our visitors. Since we produce over 10 different wines, ranging in price from $15 to $60, we can tailor the tasting to suit every visitor’s palate.
Tasting will be complimentary and same-day appointments will be available, although reservations for parties of 8 or more will be $10 per person and require 24 hour advance notice. 
Saturday reservations include a tour and tasting with the winemaker or winegrower when booked in advance, and barrel tastings, vineyard walks, or more in-depth tasting experiences can be requested.
We are excited to make this change, and hope you will help us spread the word.
To book an appointment, call us at 707-431-7568, or email
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Credit Cards Accepted: Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Muscat, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Rhone Style Blends, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bocce Ball, Group Tours by Appointment, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee Complimentary, Tours by Appointment, Wines By The Glass,

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Ticket to the wine road

Complimentary tasting of five wines per ticket holder of our “Zero Manipulation” wines. Become an honorary “Friend of Fred” Wine Club member for the day, receiving 20% off all wine purchases. Please give a call ahead of time to set up your personalized tasting and/or tour.
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Wine Awards

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2011
Double Gold: Petite Sirah