The Geyser Peak Story

Founded in 1880 as California’s 29th bonded winery, Geyser Peak has been at the forefront of quality wine production since its earliest days. Originally located perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, its namesake, it commanded a view of the thermal steam clouds that billowed from the mountain summit. Here, in this special place, geothermal activity created the diverse soil profiles that make this region so exceptionally well suited to wine grape cultivation.

Today, located in Dry Creek Valley, Geyser Peak’s winemakers are carrying the winery’s rich history forward and staking an exciting claim on the future.

 

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Our Approach

Combining traditional Old World practices with New World innovations we create fruit-forward, food friendly, approachable wines perfect for enjoying as an end of day wine-down or to celebrate occasions with friends and family.

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Winemaking

Geyser Peak Winery’s winemaking philosophy is the same today as it was more than a century ago – create top quality wines of distinction. We believe wine should enhance everyday moments and produce wines that are accessible and appreciable to both connoisseur and novice. In striving to make the best wines possible, we craft wines that reflect their point of origin.

We constantly research and seek out new techniques and wine making processes to test, evaluate, and elevate our winemaking to craft beautiful wines from the Sonoma County and other premium wine growing regions throughout California.

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Our Vineyards

Fine winemaking starts in the vineyards.

We believe the highest quality fruit yields the highest quality wines. To this end, we source our fruit from many vineyard sites across Sonoma County and throughout northern California to showcase each terroir’s unique flavor profile and influence on varietal expression.

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Dry Creek Valley

One of the smaller AVAs within Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley has warm days that are long and full of abundant sunshine with cool breezes and fog during the night, allowing the grapes to retain their natural acidity. Diverse soil and concentrated terrain, ranging from gravelly, sandy loam in the valley floor to gravelly, clay loam on the hillsides and benchlands, is prefect for winegrowing and result in wines of varying flavor throughout the AVA. Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel are particularly renowned from the region.

Alexander Valley

The Alexander Valley offers one of the most diverse wine growing environments in California. On the valley floor, along the banks of the Russian River, are rich alluvial soils, some with sandy clay loam and scattered with gravel. Moving up off the valley floor to the benchlands and hillsides uncovers an astonishingly diverse array of soils arising from decomposed volcanic rocks, including granite and even marine uplift. The area experiences a wide diurnal temperature variation providing balance between ripe sugars and the fruit’s natural acidity.

Russian River Valley

Located just south of Dry Creek Valley, this region features a cool climate that is ideally suited to producing the intense, fruit-forward and vibrant style of Sauvignon Blanc that is Geyser Peak Winery’s hallmark. The Russian River AVA has earned worldwide acclaim for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well. With this appellation’s proximity to the ocean, the cool, morning fog blankets the vines in the early morning and late afternoon, ensuring that grapes ripen slowly and steadily.