Peay Vineyards

(707) 894-8720 227 Treadway Dr
Cloverdale, CA 95425
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Peay Vineyards is located in the far northwestern corner of Sonoma County approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Sea Ranch. The vineyard is situated along the coast, but not on the very first ridge. We have a partially obstructed avenue formed by the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River that allows for some fog and copious cool air penetration. The vineyard sits on a hilltop that is not way up in the air, but just at the top of the fog level, low enough to be very cool, but high enough not to be too cool and wet to grow grapes. We think it is the perfect combination of climatological factors. California has a diverse range of microclimates. Our hilltop vineyard also expresses many subtle variations depending on whether it faces south, southeast or west; sits high on the hilltop in the afternoon breeze with full sun; or rests lower on the slope with greater fog influence and less sunlight. But make no mistake, this is pretty cool climate for grape growing. We cross our fingers hoping that the Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • I'm in Oregon and I'm trying to get into Pinot Noir, since it's all anyone ever drinks here - but I need a good summer-weight Pinot to try for my wine blog: http://gradsguidetowine.blogspot.comWhat are your favorite Pinot Noirs (specifically in Oregon but elsewhere will do too!)? Read More

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  •  Dmcker asked for a guided tour of the "True" Sonoma Coast wineries. That ... Napa     Peay Vineyardsv- No tasting room     Ramey- By appointment in Healdsburg     Rancho Bodega - Brother of Bohème winemaker also at "The Cellar Door" with nice Syrahs     Red Car Wine Co. - Tasting room     Rivers-Marie - Tasting by appointment at Outpost on Ho... Read More

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  • I have had a general dislike for syrahs for several years now... they just seem too BIG for me, and my tastes have changed toward lighter-style wines.  However I have discovered that there are some syrahs that I very much enjoy..  Recently, I was on my way up to Russian River.  I stopped in at Taft Street Winery in Sebastopol, www.taftstreetwine... Read More

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  • Hello-My wife and I are taking a three day trip to Sonoma in August. I'm looking for some of the best wineries (rated by wine quality) to visit. Any suggestions?Thanks. Read More

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  • Hey all. I'm a wine reviewer, and I just launched an article on some pretty great Rhone blends from Calcareous Vineyards, out of Paso Robles. Plus, I'm going to be attending a Rhone Rangers tasting in a couple of days, so I've got the region on my mind. What are some of your favorite Rhone grapes, regions (New or Old World), and producers? This ... Read More

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  • I was invited to a tasting meant for restaurant managers, somms, etc., to choose wines for their venues.  Lucky me!  Thanks to Patrick Pretz of Crush Wines for an outtanding experience.  It was a great opportunity for me to meet many winemakers and taste a broad range of wines.  I will link the wines I tasted if anyone would like to see the info... Read More

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  • Peay Vineyards Syrah Sonoma Coast la Bruma 2007

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  • Cep Peay Vineyards "Nobles Ranch" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Rosé 2009

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  • Cep By Peay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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  • Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Pomarium 2008

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