Viognier

Viognier was practically extinct as a grape variety 35 years ago when two Americans brought cuttings to California from the Condrieu region of the northern Rhône Valley in France. These were mostly planted in warm climates and made a lush and tropical style of Viognier. That is not what you will find in a bottle of Peay Viognier.

Our hilltop is a very cold site and results in a crisp, focused, and clean white wine well-matched with food. Flavors of candied ginger, lemongrass, and peach pit combine with white floral notes resulting in a graceful wine. Oddly enough, this is the highest acid wine we make which is saying something as Viognier is often quite low in acidity. This singular expression of the variety has contributed to its success and is why we decided to “corner” the Viognier market and planted a second acre 6 years ago.

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We produce small quantities of each wine, some under 100 cases. When we have new wines to sell, they are offered to subscribers of our mailing list for first-pick. After they have made their purchases, what we have left in stock is made available to the general public. Thanks to our supportive following, our wines tend to sell quickly. If you don't want to miss out, and would like to receive an email when we have a new release available, please join our seasonal newsletter here.
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Viognier Archive

For wines no longer for sale through our online store, you can read tasting notes, reviews and scores here:

Wine Archive
If you've purchased a bottle or have wine in your cellar, you can find Aging Recommendations here.

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Our Wines

Pomarium, Scallop Shelf, Ama, Sonoma Coast, Savoy, Elanus
La Bruma, Les Titans
Estate, Sonoma Coast, Elanus
 

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Our wines are made from grapes grown on our 53-acre hilltop vineyard located above a river in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We grow Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. You can browse our current offerings in our online Wine Shop.

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Want Some Wine?

Our wines are made from grapes grown on our 53-acre hilltop vineyard located above a river in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We grow Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. You can browse our current offerings in our online Wine Shop.

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