Peay Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Vanessa Wong
Vanessa Wong joined Nick and Andy for their first vintage in 2001. She is a graduate of U.C. Davis Viticulture & Enology with experience in France and Australia, as well as in the Napa Valley and Sonoma. A native of San Francisco, Wong was initiated into the wine business by working in wine retail and catering. This early exposure to the world of wine and its distinctive yet universal appeal sparked her fascination with winemaking. This led her to pursue a degree in viticulture and enology.
Vanessa expanded on her studies at U.C. Davis by working at various wineries in the Napa Valley and spending one year in France to study enology and do research at the l'Institut d'Œnologie in Bordeaux. Upon completion of her studies she traveled between Europe and Australia to explore the diversity of winemaking, returning twice to France to work at Château Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac and Domaine Jean Gros in Vosne-Romaneée. Settling back in California she served as enologist at Franciscan Oakville Estates before going to Peter Michael Winery where she made wine from the 1996 to the 2000 vintage first as assistant winemaker, then later as winemaker.
Annual Production: 3,000 cases
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Peay Vineyards produces estate wines only.
48 contiguous acres:
Grape Varieties Planted