Peju Province - Napa Valley
Peju Province is known to be one of Napa Valley's top wineries truly an experience from the moment you drive up to the gates to when you leave with more bottles of wine then you thought you needed. Along with producing some of the finest wines of the Napa Valley, Peju also has one of the most beautiful grounds and tasting rooms as well. Since 1982 when Tony and Herta Peju founded Peju Province, they have tried to stay true their mission of producing ultra fine wines, giving special attention to every bottle. Peju Province truly captures the essence of life for those of the Napa Valley.
WINEMAKER: Anthony Peju and Sara Fowler
PRODUCTION: Currently 30,000 cases annually
VINEYARDS: 30 acres Rutherford: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.350 acres Pope Valley, 120 planted to: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel. 86 acres in Dutch Henry Canyon in Calistoga: planting is currently underway.
WINERY: Located in Rutherford, 50 miles north of San Francisco, 10 miles north of the town of Napa. Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Syrah- Crafted from 100% Syrah estate grown grapes, this wine is deep in colors, almost opaque with hues of red and purple. A beautiful blend of blueberry, violets, clover, black plum create the dense yet smooth wine.
Zinfandel Port- The perfect after dinner wine is bottled elegantly. The dark garnet red color is filled with aromas of dried figs, dates, dark plum with hints of cinnamon. Layered with silky chocolate and slight nutty characters this wine is full body to be enjoyed.
Chardonnay- A harmonious blend of citrus, spice and vanilla creat this delightful wine. The full round flavors contuie with hints of green apple, fresh pear and a creamy texture from the "sur lie" barrel aging.
Peju Winery Tower
Upon entering through the hand-crafted wooden doors of the new copper roofed, stone-faced tasting room tower at Peju Province Winery, visitors are greeted by one of the most well-appointed and architecturally appealing facilities in all of Napa Valley. With a soaring ceiling and a mezzanine, the large, open room houses a thorough selection of books on food, wine and Napa Valley history; crystal decanters and wineglasses, wine openers and accessories, local olive oils, custom made mustards, and other delectables, all lit by a massive, 1906 antique stained glass window. Under a custom-crafted, 22 feet high by 10 feet wide chandelier, at the Brazilian cherry wood tasting bar, a group of visitors raise their glasses to sniff and swirl.
Peju Province Winery sits on one of Napa Valley's most elegant estates. The grounds are beautiful and welcoming for all visitors. Below, are just a few examples of the sculptor garden that surrounds the the front of the wineries gorgeous landscape.