Joel Peterson (aka the '“Godfather of Zinfandel”) started Ravenswood winery in 1976 with 400 cases of Zinfandel. He specialized in small production lots of old vine Zinfandel. Over the following many years he grew production to one million cases fueled in a large part by the success of his Vintner’s Blend Zinfandel which was a value priced offering that simply was better than anything else on the market in its price range. Joel sold Ravenswood to Constellation Brands for 148 million and had gone back to producing small lots of wine from old-vine vineyards under his Once & Future label. Please join us as we welcome this legendary winemaker to taste us through some of his new wines.
Wines to be Tasted
Once & Future 2016 Mataro, Oakley Road Vineyard, Contra Costa County
Once & Future 2016 Zinfandel, Forcini Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Once & Future 2016 Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Once & Future 2016 Petite Sirah, Palisades Vineyard, Napa Valley