5 reasons why you must discover this exceptional winery.
1. Outstanding Wines
I was able to taste the:
•2016 The Gala Brut Cuvée Sparkling wine: stunning bubbles, made by the traditional method. (See point #2)
•2017 Black Diamond Sauvignon Blanc- 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice
•2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir - very delicious and crowd pleasing!
•2016 Black Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon- a beautiful and stunning Cabernet! A cab lovers must try!!
•2016 Triomphe Premium Red Blend -wow! A very highly awarded wine and for good reason! Blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego (a new one to me!) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Blows my mind this bottle is only $40!
Peltier grows over 14 varietals so there are many more wines to try!!
2. Traditional Method Sparkling Wine
To make sparkling wine in the traditional method is time consuming, tedious and more costly. For a winery to take these extra steps proves their care to quality wine. And it shows on the stunning Gala sparkling wine.
3. Passionate Wine Maker
Bolivian born winemaker, Susana Rodriquez Vasquez, is in the midst of her 4th harvest with Peltier Winery. Susy’s winemaking style is to let the quality of the fruit guide her process in creating delicious wines that are: typically dry and true to the varietal’s natural characteristics. Her favorite wine to create? Sauvignon Blanc!
4. Sustainable Farming
Not only are they Certified Green, they have a worm farm to treat the process water! Peltier takes the extra steps to keep the land, air, water and winery clean. They use solar panels, lighter glass bottles and screw tops all in a fantastic effort to save the environment. Well done Peltier!!
5. Lodi Appellation
“The soils within the Lodi Appellation are enriched from the granite minerals of the Mokelumne and Cosumnes Rivers that are fed from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of our vineyards border these rivers where fine sandy loam soils add to the complexity and structure of our wines.” This region is quite the hidden gem growing so many wonderful grape varieties and prices that don’t break the bank!