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

Tasting Room


Our small, intimate tasting room is open from 11am-4:30pm, 7 days a week. Tasting is $10 per person, refundable with wine purchase. Wine Club members receive complimentary tasting for themselves and up to five of their guests with them.

Large Groups & Tours


Reservations are required for groups over 8 guests and must be scheduled before 2pm. Tasting consists of five current release wines which can be tailored to preference. The Peterson Winery “Nickel Tour” is available upon request, subject to availability. Fees are $10 per guest, nonrefundable, for groups of 8 to 15 and $15 per guest, nonrefundable, for groups of 16 or more. For more information or to schedule a visit please call 707-431-7568 or send an email to

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Ticket to the Wine Road Offer:  Complimentary tasting of five wines per ticket holder of our “Zero Manipulation” wines. Receive half price shipping on any wine you buy for the day!


Credit Cards Accepted: Master Card, Visa

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

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bocce Ball, Group Tours by Appointment, Open to the Public, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours by Appointment, Wines By The Glass, Wireless Internet,

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New Wine Releases

2012 Dry Creek Sangiovese (Jan 31, 2015)
The 2012 growing season produced fruit that offered hallmark characteristics, and our ’12 Sangiovese is a classic example. The nose presents subtle yet trademark aromas of deep mixed berries and a rich mineral essence all wrapped in a blanket of spices and earth. The mouth-feel is textured with bright acidity, making the wine an ideal match for tomato or cheese-based cuisine. Spice and dry leaves dominate the palate, while plush tannins and toasty oak quietly weave through the layers of fruit—cherry, tart plum, rhubarb, pomegranate and cranberry—providing an intriguing mix of flavors. This food-friendly wine is easy to pair and the options seem endless. From moussaka to pizza to barbequed ribs with a side of mac and cheese, this wine seamlessly fits into any meal. $26/bottle ($20.80 for Wine Club)

2012 Petit Verdot (Jan 31, 2015)
The tempting and layered aromas reveal the solid structure and fabulous flavors that follow. The nose offers smoke, tobacco, leather and earth tones mingled with ripe blackberry and blueberry with traces of violet. Supple tannins and bright acidity punctuate the velvety smooth mouthfeel. Juicy black plum and dark berries merge with creamy oak, coffee and bittersweet chocolate as they caress the palate. Hints of coconut, cigar box, black pepper, eucalyptus and floral notes add to the complexity and depth of the wine. $36/bottle ($28.80 for Wine Club)

Wine Awards

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2011
Double Gold: Petite Sirah