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On a fall day in 1976, as ravens taunted from tree branches above, Joel Peterson worked doggedly to bring in four tons of grapes before a looming thunderstorm hit.

The fruit he crushed that night was used for one of two single-vineyard Sonoma County Zins – the first wines to bear Ravenswood’s signature ring of ravens. Ravenswood’s “No Wimpy Wines” credo says it all – embrace the bold, abhor the bland.

From our flock of Single Vineyard Designate wines, as unique as the individual vineyards they’re from and the people who farm them, to the County Series wines that capture the spirit of California’s best growing regions and the popular Vintners Blend bottlings sourced from vineyards throughout California, we strive to put what we pick from the fields right into the bottle. Unadulterated, unapologetic, unfussy, unwimpy.

The same year America celebrated its bicentennial, Ravenswood’s founding fathers announced their own independence from business as usual, tying their success to the underdog variety that today is considered California’s heritage grape – Zinfandel.

Who knew that three decades later, the plucky winery with the mysteriously mesmerizing label would be one of California’s most respected producers of this gutsy grape, with a cabal of ravenous fans around the world.

Key People
Joel Peterson

18701 Gehricke Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 933-2332

Winery Founded: 1976
Winery Location Region: Sonoma Valley
Winery Open for Tasting: Yes
Retail Sales at Winery: Yes
Offers Online Sales: Yes
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Has a Wine Club: Yes
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      Or maybe you believe variety is the spice of life? Perhaps you can be certified Moscato-maniacal? As long as you are fan of no-holds-barred wines and a down-to-earth approach to enjoying them, we've got you covered. Join the ravenous ranks of our biggest fans from around the world.
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