Peter Cellars: winery information
Winemaker: Peter Mauel
Peter Cellars was started by Peter Mauel in 2003 based on a commitment to produce high quality wines that combine the unique terroir and fruit characteristics of Northern California with traditional French wine making techniques. Being from the United Kingdom and spending a significant amount of time in both the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, Peter began to develop an understanding of how different techniques and styles utilized in both the vineyard and the cellar could impact the style of the finished wine. From these experiences Peter developed his own clear winemaking philosophy and style.
Upon moving to California in the early nineties and assisting various crushes with experienced people at some of Sonoma’s and Napa’s top wineries, Peter decided to get more seriously involved. In addition to spending more time in the cellar, Peter spent many nights and weekends studying, reviewing and completing his Winemakers degree from UC Davis. In 2003 Peter started to scour the Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Valley appellations for vineyard fruit sources and also to identify a location to make wine. The Peter Cellars journey had begun.
Annual Production: 1,000 cases