Peter Mathis, Mathis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, CaliforniaMathis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California, Mathis GrenachePeter Mathis, Mathis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California, Mathis GrenacheMathis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California, Mathis Grenache, treesMathis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California, Mathis Grenache

I’m Peter Mathis. I made 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 twenty years ago and planted mostly Grenache, with some Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet.

I grow it. I make it.  

Grenache is my passion. In fact, my signature grenache wine just received the highest medal awarded to an American wine (gold) at the 11th Annual International Competition Grenache du Monde, among 800 worldwide grenache entries. It also earned 96 points and double-gold this spring at the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge.

My Rosé de Grenache, grown from my vines, was introduced about ten years after my grenache wine launched. It's received numerous accolades and awards, including 99 points (and Best in Class) at the Experience Rosé Wine Competition. 

Überblend, made from the same grapes and same estate vineyard, was introduced a bit later. But it comprises an entirely different blend of Petite Sirah, Grenache, Carignane and Alicante Bouschet. It too has picked up numerous accolades, including double-gold medals and mid-90s scores from various competitions and publications.

Is Grenache your passion? I encourage you to give it a try. It's a joyful wine, sure to put a smile on your face! Cheers!

Mathis Wine on FacebookWatch Mathis on YouTube