Peterson Winery, celebrating their silver anniversary with this vintage, is home to Proprietor Fred Peterson and Winemaker Jamie Peterson, who believe completely in Zero Manipulation and who produce NO Soul-Less Wines. They are all Dry Creek, all the time, with vineyards nearby, where wine begins; the TR, graced by two cats (as I recall, one is called Whitey and the other is called Red, and hey, they ARE) and newly arrived super-rescue dog, Seamus (named after “Jamie” by way of Ireland), is full of country-comfort with a bright bar area and lounging furniture inside, with umbrella shaded-tables and chairs outside on the patio. The working winery is just beyond a sliding door and many guests are given the grand tour along with their tasting, either by Jamie or Fred; the winery is open on Saturday and Sunday and by appointment at other times so that guests can be given the utmost in personal attention. The enthusiasm and passion for wine making is apparent.
“Sailing on the Boredom Sea, from tedium to apathy and back…” one of my favorite lines ever-gotta love Henry Fonda…and Fred Peterson- he lived it. And then turned to wine….
Peterson is at Timber Crest Farms where you can grab some lunch from al Fresco Kitchen and pair it up with some delicious Peterson wines- picnic! And check out the Wine Club- why wouldn’t you join? Friends of Fred! (and I hear he may just be pals with Hank Fonda….)
Here’s looking at you, kids.