Appearing on The Wine Makers Podcast

by Peter Mathis on March 26, 2018

This past week I guested with Sam Coturri, Bart Hansen, Brian Casey and host John Myers on "The Wine Makers," a podcast show available on Radio Misfits. You can download or replay the podcast at the link below. 

Tweet for The Wine Makers Podcast with Peter Mathis

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 (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...