Peay it Forward
September 15 @ 6:30 pm
Peay Vineyards are pioneers. In 1998, Peay planted the first substantial vineyard in the now-recognized Annapolis area within the newly designated West Sonoma Coast AVA. The area they pioneered 25 years ago offers distinctive qualities shown transparently in their wines.
Further ahead of the curve, when the young Peay brothers, Andy and Nick, decided they wanted to plant a vineyard and make wine, neither wanted to make the sort of powerfully fruity, sometimes overripe, high-alcohol California wines that were increasingly in vogue in the late 1990s. Nick theorized that if they could find a place that didn’t struggle against the California sun, they could make wines that were both fruity and had notable aromatics.
At first, they didn’t want critics tasting their wines because they knew their palates wouldn’t align. Instead, the brothers visited sommeliers in Bay Area restaurants who were then largely avoiding California wines because they were too heavy and high in alcohol to go with their menus.
Over the last few decades, the stylistic pendulum of California winemaking has swung in Peay’s direction. Tastes are far more diverse, and the Sonoma Coast has come to be known as a source for fresh, balanced wines.
This walk-around tasting on Friday, September 15, 2023, is your chance to taste the ENTIRE Peay Vineyards portfolio alongside special guest Andy Peay! He’ll be on hand to present the wines from the cellar of Pam & Steve Taylor. Of course, there will be excellent food pairings from 360 Bistro to round out the exciting evening of Sonoma wines.
Peay Vineyards Viognier
Estate Viognier 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Peay Vineyards Roussanne/Marsanne
Estate Roussanne/Marsanne Estate 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Peay Vineyards Chardonnay
Elanus Estate Chardonnay 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Estate Chardonnay 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (in magnum)
Estate Chardonnay 2018, 2019, 2020
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017, 2020
Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir
Ama Estate Pinot Noir 2017, 2018
Ama Estate Pinot Noir 2010 (in magnum)
Elanus Estate Pinot Noir 2014, 2016, 2018
Pomarium Pinot Noir Estate 2017, 2019
Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir 2013, 2015 (in magnum)
Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Scallop Shelf Estate Pinot Noir 2018, 2019
Scallop Shelf Estate Pinot Noir 2014, 2015 (in magnum)
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020
Call the office to be added to the waitlist for this event.
Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Andy Peay, Escape Spaces, 360 Bistro