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Peterson Winery

Peterson Winery We are located in the Dry Creek Valley, in the northwest region of Sonoma County. We do not have a tasting room; however, we are open a couple times a year and often pour our wines at local tastings. Check for upcoming events on the News & Events page.Our wines are also available for tasting at Locals in Geyserville, If you know you are going to be in our area and would like to visit Peterson Winery and taste some of our wines, please call us to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions about Peterson Winery or our wines, send us an e-mail at and we’ll respond as soon as we can. Just note, if you write to us during harvest, it may be many days before we are able to respond. Sorry about that, but the grapes come first. We can’t tell our whole story here, but we hope that by looking at a few photos and reading a bit more about us, youll find out who we are and why we love to make great wines.

The winery is located just north of Healdsburg on Lytton Springs Road. From the Bay Area take Highway 101 north, past Healdsburg, to Lytton Springs Road exit. Go left onto Lytton Springs Road 1.1 miles to the entrance at 1040 Lytton Springs Road. Turn left at the driveway and go one mile through the vineyards to the Big Red Barn.

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4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
Phone: 707-431-7568 Web:
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  Agraria Big Barn Red
The seductive depth and enticing fruit flavors in our 1999 Agraria reflect the distinctive terroir of Bradford Mountain. This blend has all the intensity, complexity and layers of a fine Cabernet, combined with the unique taste sensations found when Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are skillfully blended together. Deliciously chewy tannins complement flavors of ripe dark-skinned berries, currants, plums and a lovely hint of cedar. Robust yet smooth, drinkable now yet fully age worthy, this intriguing wine offers a broad array of taste experiences.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Bradford Mountain Vineyard
Delicious aromas of currants and mineralty lure you to sip this smooth and full-bodied Cabernet. Gentle tannins and the firm acidity of mountain fruit frame flavors of currant, cherry and cedar. The lasting finish of lush berries and sweet vanilla bring you back for more. Our 2002 Cabernet can be enjoyed now or cellared for many years to unveil further complexities in the wine.
  Chardonnay, Floodgate Vineyard
The cool and windy climate of the Floodgate Vineyard, located in Anderson Valleys "Deep End", allows the fruit additional hang time, lending intensity and structure to the wine. Floodgate Chardonnay tastes more like a classic Burgundian white than a California Chardonnay. Intrigue your senses with this forward, accessible, intensely aromatic Chardonnay. Flavors of lemongrass and pear with overtones of vanilla combine with a crisp acidity balanced with oak, malo-lactic acids and essence of tropic fruit and mineral to create a rich tasting experience
  Il Granaio Reserve Sangiovese
Layered aromas of spicy fruit, leather, dried herbs, tea and oak unfurl as the wine swirls in your glass. The traditional Sangiovese flavors marry with the blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to create a core of leather, dried herbs, smoke, cherry, blackberries and toasty oak that follows through to a luscious long finish. The concentration of flavors, complex structure and rich texture begs for a hearty meal.
With just the right balance of fruit, tannins and oak, our 2001 Merlot offers perfumed aromas of tree ripened dark cherries and plums and a rich, satiny mouthfeel. Subtle cherry and plum fl avors mesh with hints of cocoa, cedar and minerals to reveal the complex nature of this mountain-grown Merlot. Our luscious Merlot is an excellent match for those big-red-wine-driven meals like grilled rib eye, herb encrusted rack of lamb or a seared duck breast.
  Muscat Blanc
The Muscat aromatics are reminiscent of an orange grove in spring when orange blossom perfume fills the air. The taste takes you a step further, with aromatics joining flavors of ripe nectarines and apricots blended with exotic fruits and honeysuckle. The acidity seamlessly balances with the high sugar, allowing the wine to be served as a summer aperitif or as a delicious dessert paired with warm peach cobbler and fresh whipped cream.
  Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley
This Petite is built like a Mack truck and has a definite “don’t mess with me” attitude. Toasty oak wraps around more subtle aromas of richly ripened fruit, mocha and earth. These same qualities are reflected in the flavors—ripe dark fruit, French roast coffee and cocoa blend with hints of earth and tar. The foundation of oak, tannins and lively acid create an intense and robust wine that softens a bit with airing, producing a luscious, smooth wine with a dynamic finish.
  Pinot Noir
Smooth, delicious and complex, our ’02 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir has components of black cherry, cranberry and subtle earth notes. The layers of aromas and flavors range from rose petals and black cherry to cranberry, mushroom and earthiness with hints of smoke, peppery toast and orange peel woven in. This well-balanced and integrated wine reminds us of why Pinot Noir is such an amazing treat.
  Rosé, Mendocino County
Rosé by its very name implies a delicate alluring quality. Our 2004 Rosé of Carignane reflects this quality with its gorgeous light cherry color and aromas of freshly-crushed berries with a touch of floral. Crisp, dry and refreshing, with a smooth, rich mouthfeel that shows off the delicate flavors of bright red berries and fresh cut watermelon. Ideal for summer fun and food pairings—like a seared ahi appetizer or pasta salad with smoked chicken and raspberries—this Rosé will be the perfect fit.
Our Sangiovese expresses the essence of Dry Creek Valley terroir with its rich, well-balanced aromas and fl avors. Aromas of toast, ripe cherry and dried strawberries mingle with hints of dusty leather, bacon and smoke to create an alluring blend. The smooth, almost creamy fl avors mirror the aromas with the additions of mineral and cola. A full mouthfeel and complex layers of fl avor against the backdrop of soft tannins and palate-cleansing acidity make this wine an ideal match for a round of tapas or your evening meal.
  Zero Manipulation
The Carignane, Syrah and Mourvèdre marriage creates a juicy, luscious, easy-quaffing wine. Bright aromas of spicy cherries and plums mix with a hint of charred oak. The delicate fruit fl avors of strawberry and ripe blackberries blend with the robust essence of leather and mocha, revealing a full mouthfeel and nice backbone to this wine. The finish of plum, sweet vanilla and tobacco complete the experience. Whether you are dining on macaroni & cheese, smokehouse ribs or flatiron steak, Zero Manipulation won’t disappoint you or your dining partners.
  Zinfandel, Bernier Zinyard
Delicate aromas of sweet vanilla and subdued cherries belie the depth of flavors to follow. Tastes of sweet toasty vanilla, mixed berries and rich cherries frame the full, lush mouth feel and long finish. This harmonious, well-balanced wine with soft tannins, integrated oak and luscious fruit flavors gives Zin lovers another offering to pair with a favorite meal or sip with a favorite someone.
  Zinfandel, Bradford Mountain
Deep, plush aromas of briar, spicy fruit and the trace of minerals from the rich mountain soil hint at the intensity of the wine in the glass. Well-balanced with an opulent, silky smooth mouthfeel and seductive flavors of bright fresh berries, cherries and spice with a measure of briar. The mountain fruit characteristics shine through exhibiting intense flavors, great structure and the backdrop of minerality, a signature of our Bradford Mounatin Zinfandel.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Subtle aromas of berries, cherries and vanilla wrapped in oak belie the robust flavors that follow in this powerhouse Zinfandel. Rich and intense on the palate, with integrated tannins smoothed by oak aging to create layers of complexity. Spicy notes with hints of cedar against a concentrated dark berry core combine to make this well-structured, age-worthy Zinfandel. Flavors in this hearty Zin will marry well with summer barbeques, winter stews or the family pasta dinners.
  Zinfandel, Tradizionale
Enticing aromas of freshly crushed blackberries and cherries mingle with sweet vanilla. This velvety field-blend offers lush flavors of berry, spice, cedar and cocoa wrapped around an intense ripe plum core. Nicely balanced tannins and oak, a full mouthfeel and a long luscious finish fill your palate. Bring on dinner-this delicious wine goes well with almost every meal.


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