Peter Heitz

Winemaker, Turnbull Wine Cellars

Winemaker, Peter Heitz

Farm the best grapes - make the best wine.

Country born: United States

Education: 4th generation garage-ist trained Napa Valley grape guy Peter Heitz grew up kicking the dirt clods of Carneros on one of the pioneering vineyards in the region, later honing his vineyard background farming in the Calistoga Appellation, on dirt first planted to vines by his great grandparents in 1904. Winemaker at Turnbull Wine Cellars in Oakville since the 2007 vintage with prior winemaking under the tutelage of Laurie Hook and Ed Sbragia crafting the venerable Beringer Reserve wines.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy

Wine should be reflective of the place and vintage, make sure you have the best of both.