The story of Peter Franus – the person, the winery, the wine – may just be the Great American Wine Fairy
It includes a man searching for a path who could not ignore his calling. It includes hard-earned lessons
from a rung-by-rung climb up the wine ladder, and graceful and delicious wine born of experience, tradition
and intuition. And, of course, it includes romance.
Peter Franus is a respected Napa Valley winemaker and an insider secret in the wine industry. For 30 years,
he’s bonded with the mountain and hillside vineyards of the region, and particularly Mount Veeder on the
southwestern flank of the Valley. He has made friends and found avid supporters who connect to his disarming
wit and earnest approach to winemaking and to life, he has spent decades choosing the best vineyards,
and he has produced small batches of highly praised, soulful and, most of all, delicious wine.