Mountain Vineyards

Classical Winemaking

Limited Production

“I wanted to make wines following the classic, artisanal traditions of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The first time I stood on the steep, rocky slopes of Mount St. Helena, I knew we had found the place to do it.”


Sir Peter started Peter Michael Winery in 1983 with a singular vision: to make wine in the terroir-driven tradition of Burgundy and Bordeaux, under the California sun and in California soil.

Today, we make fifteen wines in four varietal categories. All but one are estate-grown in our mountainside vineyards, and all are crafted by hand and in limited production.

We are guided by the patience that good wine requires and our love and respect for this land. These are the values that shape everything we do.

Winery History

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Latest Newsletter

Spring 2022

Les Sens

In this issue of our tasting journal, Les Sens, we share the sensory elements of the wine, place, and people that collectively inspire our members and guests to take away enriched memories of their Peter Michael Winery experience.

Press Releases

Peter Michael Winery Donates to Sonoma State University’s Learning Center

The winery is pleased to announce a donation to Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics. The gift will be used to create The Peter Michael Winery Executive Classroom at the new Wine Spectator Learning Center.