Peter Mathis grows and makes Sonoma Valley Grenache and Rosé in small, handcrafted lots. He was happily making furniture in Western Massa...
Peter Mathis grows and makes Sonoma Valley Grenache and Rosé in small, handcrafted lots. He was happily making furniture in Western Massachusetts 25 years ago when he went off the deep end for wine, his creative juices overflowing to the point where he knew a career change was inevitable. By '90 he had an old school bus packed up and headed west, landing at Ravenswood Winery, where he's worked ever since, first in Winemaking and more recently as GM. The wines of the south of France were his true love when he first got interested in the red stuff, and it ultimately became his life's mission to capture the laughably delicious aspect of these Grenache based wines here in California. It took him awhile but he finally scraped enough money together by '97 to buy a beautiful hillside vineyard parcel above the town of Sonoma, which he promptly cultivated and planted. The rest of the story is found in the bottle!