Our Gift Boxes

by Peter Mathis on December 07, 2017

Complimentary gift boxes are now available for shipments of 3 or 2 bottles of your choice. Just call or email peter@mathiswine.com (or 707-484-0907) with your request and gift card message. Happy Holidays!

Three Bottle Gift Box:

3 bottle gift box

Two Bottle Gift Box:

2 bottle gift box

The Greatness of Grenache!

by Peter Mathis on December 02, 2017

It's my favorite grape for a lot of reasons...

In Texas, It's Not "Hooey"!

by Peter Mathis on December 02, 2017

Wine tasting (and writing) often involves a lot of flowery language to explain what is being tasted. I recently sat down with a few customers who asked me about this...

Tasting the 2014 Mathis Grenache

by Peter Mathis on December 02, 2017

My latest vintage of Grenache was released in early November. Here's a short video we made to accompany it and provide a hint of what you'll find in the bottle!

After the Fires

by Peter Mathis on November 06, 2017

Undoubtedly you've heard about the horrific wildfires that spread through Napa and Sonoma counties early in October 2017. Here's my response to the many inquiries from friends and fans of Mathis Wine. sWill the fires negatively impact harvest of the 2017 grapes? Take a look:  sFinally, even though no fire reached Mathis Vineyard, will the smoke have any lasting effect on the 2018 vintage? Answers below... I can't thank the firefighters and first responders enough for their tireless efforts to prevent the fires from ravaging even more land and homes. They are heroes!

Crop Size at Mathis Vineyard

by Peter Mathis on May 26, 2017

We got a LOT of rain this past winter. Does that translate into a LOT more grapes in the vineyard? Find out... 

Überblend, the Most Powerful Wine

by Peter Mathis on May 26, 2017

Have you tried the most powerful winemaker cuvée from Mathis Vineyard? Learn more...

Ship Now Before It's Too Hot!

by Peter Mathis on May 26, 2017

It's nearly summer and the temps are going up. That makes for great wine drinking conditions but not so for wine transport. In this video, I recommend getting orders in now for your summer drinking fare. Or consider adding temperature controlled shipping, which has an additional fee, to ensure wine isn't "cooked" during transport. (As case orders include complimentary shipping, this fee keeps costs down dramatically.) Call me at 707-484-0907 to add temperature controlled shipping to your order.

Barbera from Bedrock

by Peter Mathis on April 22, 2017

Barbera is a new wine for the Mathis brand. And for the first time, I've sourced grapes grown outside of the Mathis Vineyard by my friend and mentor, Joel Peterson, at his Bedrock Vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Here's a picture of it from 1905:

Madrone Ranch now Bedrock Vineyard in 1905 photo

Bedrock Vineyard has a long and storied history, beginning in 1856: General Joseph Hooker, bankrolled by William Tecumseh Sherman, a San Francisco banker before he was an infamous Union general, bought the land and planted the first Vitis vinifera grapevines at Bedrock. When the Civil War began, Hooker sold the property to Eli T. Shephard, a U.S. Ambassador to the Far East. After phylloxera had devastated the vineyard, George Hearst (father of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst) bought the ranch and began replanting in 1884. It's changed hands only a couple of times since then, all the while continuing to produce grapes for wine.

Barbera, a Northern Italian grape, is capable of making exquisitely beautiful wines, with bright acidity and deep fruit character. The great vineyard site and careful farming at Bedrock resulted in spectacular fruit concentration in 2013 and resulted in luxuriously framed wine.  

Sadly, this vineyard block has been removed from production, so this will be a one and done effort in my 2013 Bedrock Vineyard Barbera. Get it before it's gone! My limited split case offer will be gone soon...

Where in the World...?

by Peter Mathis on April 22, 2017

I was honored last week to represent the United States at the Pétanque World Championships, held in Ghent, Belgium. For those unfamiliar with the game, I can often be found playing on the Sonoma Pétanque courts when not tending the Mathis Vineyard and making wine. There were at least 48 countries represented this year at the championships. (See photos at bottom.)

Screenshot of Flanders Belgium News video on Petanque World Championships

The image above links to the Flanders, Belgium TV News video about the games. You can see footage of me playing in the games and an interview with me begins at 1 minute into the 2 minute tape.

What does Pétanque have to do with Mathis Wine? Not a darn thing! Except that like many sports games, it often involves a bit of imbibing, sometimes after the game, and for fans, sometimes during the game! You might as well be drinking something delicious. Hence, might I suggest some Mathis Überblend or Barbera (my current special offer)? Both represent some of the finest winemaking I've ever done. Enjoy!

Collage of Peter Mathis at Petanque World Championships

One of the most exciting aspects of the games (which we didn't win, by the way) was meeting so many wonderful players from around the globe. Below, you can see us beginning to get a bit silly and a couple of nice shots taken by someone of me playing. Cheers!

Collage of Peter Mathis and friends playing in Petanque World Championships in Ghent, Belgium

For those wondering about the "Paul" on my team shirt: my good friend, Paul Yang, was unable to attend the games. I was honored that he asked me to take his place representing the U.S.