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Winemaker Sara Fowler
Sara Fowler's passion for Bordeaux varietals and knack for innovative blending make her the perfect fit to lead Peju’s winemaking team.<br><br>Sara cut her teeth in the wine industry as a seasonal member of the Kendall-Jackson Winery staff during high school and college. But she was no stranger to agriculture. Her family has owned and operated a 400-acre organic ranch dating back to 1884. <br><br>Sara began to help plant wine grapes on their organic ranch, taking a very active role in their new venture - choosing the varietals and rootstock, installing the drip tubing and eventually pruning the vineyard. At the same time, she also served as an Enologist Assistant during crush at Kendall-Jackson. <br><br>Soon after, she began studying viticulture at Fresno State and doubled as a research assistant for the Viticulture Enology Research Center (VERC). She went on to work for seven-plus years as the Associate Winemaker at Franciscan and Mt. Veeder Winery and abroad during the 2002 harvest season in Chile for Veramonte.<br>She also played a role in the terroir-driven Bordeaux blends of Quintessa and Estancia from 1999 to 2002, where she was able to utilize her talent for blending and creating Meritage wines.<br><br>In September 2007, Sara headed Peju’s efforts to gain organic certification in the Rutherford Vineyard and she is overseeing the winery’s sustainable farming efforts in the Persephone and Wappo Vineyards with organic certification goals in the near future. <br>
Peju Winery Rutherford, CA 94573
8466 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-3600
Fax : 707 963 8680
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
10am to 6pm daily Self guided tours and great art
  • Monday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Tuesday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Thursday:
  • 10:30 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • 10:00 AM.6:00 PM.
    Established in 1982, Peju is a family-owned and operated boutique winery located in Napa Valley’s Rutherford Appellation. Peju produces award-winning estate grown wines from its organic and sustainably farmed vineyards and solar powered winery facility. Visitors are welcomed into a magnificent 50-foot tasting room tower for wine tasting 10-6 daily. Peju is also home to gardens, art, a gift boutique, three wine clubs and kitchen events and classes.
    Red ------------- ---
    2006 Fifty/Fifty Red Wine
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
  • Winemaker: Sara Fowler
  • The wine is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, produced from our Persephone Vineyard. Best described as Merlot Elegance meets Cabernet Power. The fragrant aromas of bright berry fruit lead into a core of ripe plum, dark dried cherry and currant flavors that offer layers of depth and richness. Packed with medium rich tannins that give way to a delicious finish that keeps delivering superb flavors.
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  • Visit:
  • $85.00
    as of 02/16

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    Phone: (707) 963-3600
    Fax: (707).963 8680 Tasting Room Open

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    Rutherford, CA

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