Exceptional wines capture the depth and true essence of exceptional vineyards. The grapes are grown in the Lodi Appellation reflecting a sense of place from the character and richness of this unique terrior. The wines are hand-crafted by award-winning winemaker, JC van Staden who intertwines both old world and new world techniques. Each varietal and vintage showcases the dedication of artistry in every bottle.

The creation of our Peltier Station wines began when our winemaker, JC, crafted a Petite Sirah that was too good not to share. JC was inspired to bottle his masterpiece and it was received with rave reviews.

This 2005 Petite Sirah garnered Best of Class and Best of Region in the California State Fair Wine Competition two years in a row and was the beginning of many more varietals and awards to come. The grapes are chosen from only the finest blocks in the Schatz Family vineyards. True to varietal characteristics, our wines exhibit quality and excellence in each bottle. The success of the Peltier Station

In 2008, during the economic downturn, another label was added to create a wine specifically for the consumer who was searching for a “green” top-notch wine at an affordable price. Hy.brid was the inspiration of combining advanced sustainable technology with creative blends at a reasonable cost.

Two reserve wines were also added, the Teroldego and USB dessert wine. Teroldego, an Italian varietal planted in honor of the family’s heritage, has already won recognition. It received Best of Class in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and 92 points at the 2011 California State Fair Wine Competition. The USB “Dessert” Zinfandel, is a “port” style wine that was released after Portugal banned the use of other regions using the word Port on labels. The USB port computer image is creatively printed on the front label with Peltier Station written in binary code signifying the other use of the word “port.” The back label explains reasons behind the non-use of the word “_ort.” Another award-winning wine from Peltier Station, this USB _ort was a finalist in the artistic label category for the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Photos credit to Stan Rapada