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Peter Michael Winery

In the 1970s, Sir Peter Michael came to California as a young engineer and discovered the emerging wine world of California, with some excellent names already drawing international attention.

This awakened his desire to try something new. The search for a suitable piece of land ended in the secluded Knights Valley on the western slope of Mount St. Helena, in the east of Sonoma County, north of Napa Valley. The first vines were planted in 1983. His son Paul was helping out at the time and was full of enthusiasm, although the rows of vines were extremely difficult to set up on the very steep (inclines of up to 40%), stony layers of primarily volcanic rock. Later, Sir Peter was able to buy more plots of land on the coast and in Oakville, in Napa: Fort Ross-Seaview, with perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir, and Au Paradis, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

White wines from Peter Michael Winery

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Parker 97 Points
Chardonnay Mon Plaisir 2018
Only 17 Bottles

Chardonnay Mon Plaisir 2018

AVA, Peter Michael Winery, 750 ml
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Parker 93 Points
Sauvignon Blanc l'Après-Midi 2016
Only 22 Bottles
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Parker 97-98 Points
Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille 2019
Only 6 Bottles
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Parker 96+ Points
Chardonnay La Carrière 2017
Only 18 Bottles

Chardonnay La Carrière 2017

AVA, Peter Michael Winery, 750 ml

Red wines from Peter Michael Winery

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Parker 95 Points
Les Pavots 2014
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Parker 95 Points
Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse 2017
Only 18 Bottles
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Parker 91 Points
Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge 2016
Only 5 Bottles
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Parker 94 Points
Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2014
Only 9 Bottles

from Peter Michael Winery

In Stock
Parker 95 Points
Les Pavots 2014
In Stock
Parker 97-98 Points
Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille 2019
Only 6 Bottles
In Stock
Parker 95 Points
Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse 2017
Only 18 Bottles
In Stock
Parker 97+ Points
Chardonnay La Carrière 2018

Chardonnay La Carrière 2018

AVA, Peter Michael Winery, 750 ml

The winery is not easy to find. If you're not careful, you can easily drive past it and continue up the hill, where you will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the vineyards and two lakes. It seldom rains, which is why the artificial lakes were built for irrigation. The dry climate promotes sustainable and natural resource management.

In the Les Pavots area, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot ripen to produce the eponymous cult wine. In the vineyards of Belle Côte and La Carrière they grow Chardonnay and in L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc. The Ma Belle-Fille and Ma Danseuse vineyards are planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and have been named in honour of Sir Peter’s daughter-in-law and of Lady Michael, who as a young woman was an enthusiastic dancer.

In 2020 Robert Fiore took over the legacy begun by Helen Turley and developed by Mark Aubert and Luc and Nicolas Morlet as Winemaker. Javier Aviña is in charge as Vineyard Manager since 1991.

With a cool glass of wine, resting on the terrace of the winery in a deck chair, you will feel like a king in California. You could almost forget that you are in the United States, because the wines are reminiscent of their counterparts in France. Sir Peter has achieved his goal: to produce wines which combine the best of California and France.

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