Peachy Canyon Winery
There are many reasons you may be familiar with Peachy Canyon wines. It may be because you can find these wines throughout the United States and around the world, or it may be due to the many awards and accolades Peachy Canyon has received. Either way, you’ll want to try the wines that have made Peachy Canyon noteworthy.
Find Peachy Canyon Just About Anywhere
Peachy Canyon wines are sold in 46 states, and in Asia, Europe and Canada. Doug Beckett, who owns Peachy Canyon with his wife Nancy, said, “It is great to be at this point.”
Two of the largest markets are California and Arizona. Particular markets have their own best sellers. In the United States, he said that the Zinfandels are the most popular.
One of a Kind Wines
One of Peachy Canyon’s new wines, the Davis Block Zinfandel, was produced from a 100-year-old vine that came from an unusual source. Beckett said that UC Davis had collected vines from 100 vineyards in order to do research on different aspects of plant health. Beckett was given 18 of these vines to make his own wines. From one of these vines, Beckett produced 25 cases of the Davis Block Zinfandel.
“It is one of the most exotic Zinfandels. It is going to be an eye-opening experience. We are really excited,” he said.
In the next three to four years, Beckett expects to release more wines produced from the Davis Block. They will be low-yield, high-quality wines, with concentrated flavors, he said.
Peachy Canyon’s Wines and Their Accolades
Some of Peachy Canyon’s wines that have received recognition include: Vortex Zinfandel which received 91points from Wine Enthusiast, the 2014 Westside Zinfandel which received 91points from Wine Enthusiast and was named Editor’s Choice, and the 2014 Petite Sirah which received 92points from Wine Enthusiast.
Peachy Canyon Zinfandels are what the winery is well known for, however, you will find a variety of wines available at the winery, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.
Looking Forward to the Wines to Come
After years of drought, Beckett said the recent rains in California have caused excitement. He said the vineyard soil is clean and healthy. “The bad elements have been leached out,” he said. He is looking forward to the upcoming harvest. “It has been a wonderful year,” he added.
Focusing on Sustainability
One of the ways Peachy Canyon seeks to address environmental concerns is through employing sustainable practices. “Peachy Canyon has always been very, very aware of its environment,” Beckett said. “Of how much we contribute and how much we will impact the environment.” By using solar panels, composting refuse and practicing water conservation the vineyard seeks to meet environmental goals.
The winery property uses about 980 solar panels to produce more than 200 kilowatts of power. The system provides power for several irrigation wells, a 50,000-square-foot winery, two residences and the Chronic Cellars tasting room. Winemaking equipment and storage areas use a lot of electricity, especially during the summer and harvest. The solar panels are equipped with a way to store energy so that areas which may be in shade can be offset by those in full sunlight.
In addition to using solar power, Peachy Canyon composts all byproducts from the farming process. Water conservation is also a priority. Strategic watering reduces runoff and water waste, and the need for electricity.