ROBIN AND RANDY PETERS
Growing up in Dry Creek Valley, Randy Peters is one of the premier grape growers in Sonoma County. He was raised on a farm, in Dry Creek Valley, named after his late mother Pauline, where grapes were the primary fruit of choice. Robin grew up in Sebastopol on a ranch her father, Tom Mukaida, purchased in the 50s, where he honed his farming skills growing apples. He had a unique connection to the land that made farming not only something he excelled in, but drew so much joy from.
Randy and Robin were married in 1974 and moved to Healdsburg. Spending time with his father-in-law at the ranch in Sebastopol, Randy noticed how the rich and vibrant soil would be a perfect spot to grow Pinot Noir. In 1976, Randy and Tom became partners. In the early 80s, Randy convinced Tom that there was a future in grapes and encouraged him to convert his apple orchards into vineyards. Randy’s vineyard expertise, coupled with Tom’s finely honed farming skills and this ideal vineyard location resulted in exceptional grapes. By 1999 the conversion was complete and Peters Vineyard grapes were well-regarded as some of the best in Russian River Valley.
Papapietro Perry started working with Randy in 1998 and the first Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir was produced in 1999. In 2002, Wine Spectator named Peters Vineyard one of the two new hottest up-and-coming vineyards in California. The Peters Vineyard and Mukaida release are widely considered some of the finest Pinot Noir made by Papapietro Perry. In addition to the Peters Vineyard, Randy uses his love and great skill for grape growing and managing the vineyards at Pauline’s Vineyard and Timber Crest Farms. Papapietro Perry Winery is located between these tow exceptional vineyards in Dry Creek Valley. Farming fruit in three different appellations, Randy's expertise in the vineyard is the perfect complement to our award winning wines.