The Patron Saint of Zinfandel

Joel Peterson keeps the faith, talking 40 years at Ravenswood and what the future will bring
The Patron Saint of Zinfandel
Joel Peterson (right) has handed the winemaking reins to Gary Sitton at Ravenswood. (Courtesy of Ravenswood Winery)
Sep 21, 2016

I've been drinking Zinfandel for 30 years, but I learn something new every time I talk to Joel Peterson about it. The founder of Ravenswood and patron saint of California Zinfandel is making an ever-so slow transition out of the winery that he founded in 1976.

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