Dr. Peterson began his career as a home winemaker in 1948 in Iowa. After receiving his B.S. degree in Chemical Technology from Iowa State University in 1952, M.S. in Food Technology (1956) from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of California
He has been an innovator in the California wine industry since the 1960s. As a young man, he produced novel products such as the first wine cooler for Seagrams and Gallo's Hearty Burgundy. He was pivotal to the success of a portfolio of wineries, including Beaulieu Vineyards with Andre Tchelistcheff, the Monterey Vineyard, Atlas Peak Vineyards and Folie à Deux Winery.
This Brut Rose was crafted from 100% estate grown fruit from 0.80ha in Yountville in Napa Valley, using the Method Champenoise. The sparkling aged for 6 years on the lees, before disgorgement.
100% Pinot Noir from Yountville - 5700 bottles made.