Ravenswood Winery

Contact Info

18701 Gehricke Road
Sonoma, California 95476

Ravenswood Winery


On a fall day in 1976, as ravens taunted from tree branches above, Joel Peterson worked doggedly to bring in four tons of grapes before a looming thunderstorm hit.

The fruit he crushed that night was used for one of two single-vineyard Sonoma County Zins – the first wines to bear Ravenswood’s signature ring of ravens. Ravenswood’s “No Wimpy Wines” credo says it all – embrace the bold, abhor the bland.

From our flock of Single Vineyard Designate wines, as unique as the individual vineyards they’re from and the people who farm them, to the County Series wines that capture the spirit of California’s best growing regions and the popular Vintners Blend bottlings sourced from vineyards throughout California, we strive to put what we pick from the fields right into the bottle. Unadulterated, unapologetic, unfussy, unwimpy.

The same year America celebrated its bicentennial, Ravenswood’s founding fathers announced their own independence from business as usual, tying their success to the underdog variety that today is considered California’s heritage grape – Zinfandel.

Who knew that three decades later, the plucky winery with the mysteriously mesmerizing label would be one of California’s most respected producers of this gutsy grape, with a cabal of ravenous fans around the world.

Winery Details

Tasting Room:

  • Open to the Public


  • Sonoma Valley

Other Details:

Available Varietals


  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Wine Blend
  • Zinfandel


  • Chardonnay

Other Varietals:

Upcoming Events

Ravenswood Winery: Autumn Winemaker Dinner with Joel Peterson

10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017 - 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Gear up for the coming Holidays with a cozy dinner in our []

Ravenswood Winery: Harvest Dinner with the Godfather of Zin, Joel Peterson

08/26/2017 - 08/26/2017 - 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Join us for the latest Harvest updates, great food, fun, and frivolity. []

Ravenswood Winery: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

06/11/2017 - 06/11/2017 - 11:00 am - 06:00 pm

Minnesota Twins vs San Francisco GiantsJoin us in Triples Alley and enjoy []

Ravenswood Winery: Winemaker Dinner with Joel and Gary

05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017 - 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Join us for a lively time with our Founder, Joel Peterson, and []

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