In 1976, Joel Peterson founded Ravenswood in partnership with a fellow wine lover and over the next half-dozen years, their fledgling operation moved from one winery to another. Ravenswood finally turned a corner after a dozen years and purchased a winery on the northern edge of Sonoma Valley, where the Ravenswood Visitor Center and Tasting Room are still located today.
Since its beginning, Ravenswood has been recognized the world over for its amazing Zinfandels. Thirty years later, Ravenswood is known for all of its exceptional varietals, from the everyday Vintners Blend, to the county-specific wines in the County Series, to the top-of-the-line Single Vineyard Designates. Crafted in the traditional Old World style, Ravenswood continues to set a standard for uncompromising wines that are true to the places where the grapes are grown—nothing less, nothing more.