Bedrock Wine Co
In 2007 Morgan Twain-Peterson established the boutique Bedrock Wine Co in a converted chicken coop and goat paddock in a friend's back yard on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. Morgan was born with wine in his blood. He is the son of Ravenswood founder-winemaker Joel Peterson. Morgan is also the first winemaker in California to have gained the distinction of Master of Wine.
In time Morgan acquired his own winery, and after working solo for six years, persuaded his good friend Chris Cottrell to join him. Their philosophy is mission-driven; they are dedicated to preserving and reclaiming old vineyards around California, some of which were planted over 100 years ago – old vine field blends are a speciality They use fruit from both their own vineyards and sourced from other Californian AVA's, including Oakville in Napa, Mendocino, Lodi, Amador County, Contra Costa and Sonoma. They work with a myriad of vineyard sites which yield diverse terroirs, creating the capacity to produce a vast range of styles – their portfolio is staggering! They use minimal intervention techniques with uninoculated fermentations: spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the use of whole cluster fermentation, rarely fine their wines, and would rather use no oak than cheap oak. The Bedrock label with its gnarly old vine was chosen to showcase the ancient vines and idiosyncratic sites from which Bedrock craft their historic wines, each one filled with personality and truly unique. Morgan is a founding member of The Historic Vineyards Society, passionately dedicated to saving, preserving and rehabilitating historic sites and upholding their viticultural identity – there is history in every glass of Bedrock wine.