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I’m Peter Mathis. I’ve been making wine at Ravenswood for more than 20 years. Mathis Vineyard, in the hills above Sonoma Valley, is my “old school” project. Here I cleared the land more than a decade ago and planted mostly Grenache, with some Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet.
I own it. I farm it. I make the wine.
Grenache is my passion. Ten years after first introducing my “baby” I added my inaugural Rosé de Grenache last year. It’s a great sipper! The 2013 Rosé de Grenache was released early May for purchase.
Grenache grapes have their own unique demands throughout the growing season that I try to meet in my farming. At harvest, I handpick clusters at perfect ripeness so that I can produce the finest Grenache wine.
Here's a quick look at the current "State of Mathis Vineyard":