About Peter Michael
In 1982, Sir Peter Michael purchased the Sugarloaf Ranch, a 630-acre abandoned plot of land located on the volcanic ridges of western Mt. Saint Helena in Sonoma County, and a wine dynasty was born. In many ways, that dynasty was intentional. Sir Peter founded his eponymous winery with an idiosyncratic “100 by 100” vision: to keep the estate wholly family owned for 100 years. Four decades later, the PeterMichael winery encompasses eight separate vineyard plots that span not just the original Knights Valley AVA, but also holdings in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA on the Sonoma Coast and the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley. Sir Peter has always put his vines and his terroir at the forefront of his winemaking, and to this day, under the care of Paul and Emily Michael, Sir Peter’s son and daughter-in-law, as well as winemaker Robert Fiore, the estate continues to live out its founder’s vision, crafting a range of 15 wines, mostly white with some red, that surprise and delight wine-lovers around the globe.