Bedrock Wine Co.

Sonoma Valley
Year founded:
Morgan Twain-Peterson
Morgan Twain-Peterson

Basic Info

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson in a 550 square-foot, former chicken coop with 8 foot ceilings and no fermentation space. After six years of Bedrock being a one-man-show, Morgan was able to talk his best friend, Chris Cottrell, into moving to California to join him. They now happily have a little more space to move around in but share the same objectives that guided the winery at the start. Raised at his father’s Ravenswood Winery, Morgan was exposed to wine and wine tasting at an early age. In David Darlington’s Angel’s Visits, it is noted that “Morgan, at the age of five, could distinguish between Merlot and Zinfandel.” Morgan began making small lots of Pinot Noir at age 5 from fruit given to him by the Sangiacomo family. Motivated by the best wines of Domaine Dujac, he began experimenting with whole cluster fermentation, different types of French oak, and various ripeness points. Vino Bambino Pinot Noir, as the wine came to be known, was made from 1986 to 2001 and has been featured on the wine lists of several of the country’s top restaurants. When not working for Bedrock Wine Company, Morgan is a manager of his family’s Bedrock Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, and is a co-founder, along with Tegan Passalacqua of Turley and Mike Officer of Carlisle, of the Historical Vineyard Society. He has also passed the prestigious Master of Wine exam and upon successful completion of the dissertation will become one of the fewer than thirty American M.W.s.