Bedrock Wine Co.
Bedrock Wine Co. was started in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson. Working out of a small converted chicken coop in a friend’s backyard, Morgan focused on making personality-filled wines wrought from a small array of thoughtfully farmed vineyards. The winery is first and foremost a mission-driven operation dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating old vineyards around California. These vineyards, planted by California’s viticultural pioneers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, are living pieces of history. Though oftentimes Zinfandel, these vineyards are also planted to Mataro (Mourvedere), Carignan, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Semillon, Gewurztraminer, Trousseau Gris and Riesling along with dozens of others.
Today the winery is run by Morgan Twain-Peterson and Chris Cottrell (both in the picture above).
Winemaking at Bedrock Wine Co. embraces uninoculated fermentations, native malolactic, the use of whole clusters in fermentation, minimal handling, are rarely or never fined, avoid additions of things common in California like water and tartaric acid, and would rather use no oak than cheap oak.