Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Andy Peay

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@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Andy Peay, @peayvineyards #WW #IPOB

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Hi! This is my first #SommChat I'm excited please follow. Thanks :)

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): hope you can join in every week! RT @Foundationspr- Hi! This is my first #SommChat Im excited please follow. Thanks :)

@Azwinecompany (AZ POP UP! Tastings): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): @KeeperColl @peayvineyards hello from #vegas #SommChat #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Andy Peay, @peayvineyards #SommChat #WW #IPOB

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Andy Peay, @peayvineyards 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask Andy Peay, @peayvineyards our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @peayvineyards 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @TishWine: RT @KeeperColl Today’s #SommChat features Andy Peay, @peayvineyards Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST @hskurnik

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Good morning, hangin here @azwineco Please feel free to follow them as they're new to this Twitter thing #SommChat #ww

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Good Morning @peayvineyards Andy @KeeperColl #winewednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let's start talking #wine with Andy Peay, @peayvineyards #WW #SommChat #IPOB

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @KeeperColl Ready for #SommChat!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! Forecast is . . . COOOOLD! - Nice to join you again! - #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Gr8 to C U - bring qs RT @demilove: @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! Forecast is . . . COOOOLD! - Nice to join you again! #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): #SommChat hello #wine friends excited to talk wine especially #sonoma wine @peayvineyards

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): Q. @peayvineyards Andy, how did you get interested in #Wine Biz? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards):@alawine @KeeperColl Old-fashioned way, drinking. Thought I would B #chef as I love #food/cooking. Disposed of that idea quickly...#SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @alawine @KeeperColl Worked crush at Cain, became euro #wine buyer, hooked. Brother/#winemaker, ensnared me in his twisted plan. #IPOB #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @peayvineyards the Sonoma Coast can present some weather extremes, what are your growing conditions? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @alawine we are face first as 4 mi from ocean and in the inversion layer. lots of rain, fog. can be heavy during harvest #SommChat #ipob

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): Do Stems really get lignified in Cali? & how much if any does Vanessa use? @peayvineyards #SommChat @KeeperColl Love 305 @wolfeswines

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): .@OWOCWines @wolfeswines @KeeperColl some say lignification is overrated. Vanessa would say Burg > lign. we experiment. < 3-5%...#SommChat #ipob

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @KeeperColl - Do you remember the first year you planted Pinot Noir? Did it harvest perfectly; what did you learn? - #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): .@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl planted 17 acres in 1998. 2011 we made 25 cases and sold the rest. perfectly? is there such a thing...#SommChat #ipob

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @peayvineyards What changes philosophically, if any, have @peayvineyards made re: viticulture and vinification from 2002-present? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @OWOCWines natural outgrowth. we had ponytails when we planted the first acres. want wines with soul & terroir expression. #SommChat #ipob

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): earthy flavor in our pinots comes from our terroir @wolfeswines @KeeperColl #SommChat #ipob

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): Ponytail-less Andy @peayvineyards do you think Wall Street or your time in Asia influences you more daily now in wine biz? #SommChat

@PeayVineyards (Andy Peay): Ha! zen mindset =asia. sales strategy and marketing = haas mba (wall street? do you guys learn anything there...) @OWOCWines #SommChat #ipob

@m_arcon (Marc Drofke): @KeeperColl @peayvineyards whats the main difference between Pinot from Sonoma & Burgundy? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): 140 characters?! sonoma big county. no one pinot from sonoma. same with burgundy. @m_arcon @KeeperColl #SommChat #ipob

@m_arcon (Marc Drofke): @KeeperColl @peayvineyards how would you characterize the Syrah grape? Advantages & Disadvantages? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @m_arcon cold: disadv hard get yld, rain harvest issue, critics don' like. adv=great wine! Uniq. express loc.not fruit #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Depends on where grown. Cold=pepper, meat, iron, #balance. warm=blue fruit, soft mouthfeel. @m_arcon @KeeperColl #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): .@peayvineyards any plans to make a rose?

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @m_arcon Yes. we make a rose under our Cep label. 100% pinot, bladder press no skin contact, like bubbles. and no saignee @alawine #SommChat #ipob

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @peayvineyards Andy, how do you participate in @balancedpinot #IPOB and how has that affected your #wines perception? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Fortunate 2 have been along for entire ride. I think 4 ppl who know Peay we are known as making wines of balance. #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl For newcomers @balancedpinot helps frame us in their mind. #IPOB #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): Andy what are your thoughts on dividing Sonoma Coast AVA? #SommChat @peayvineyards are you near to Seaview....?

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): 100% behind breaking out the #westsonomacoast. just coastal ridges. very diff wines. i am 45 minutes n. of seaview...@noblewines #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @peayvineyards Andy, U work w/ UR Bro & Sis-in-law in #wine biz? How do U divide the roles - are they separate or overlap? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Ha. Family business, essential everyone has their own role/fiefdom. We bleed on one another... #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl I work harvest and assist in final blends but I am the sales & marketing guy... #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Vanessa is #winemaker with Nick’s assistance as winery ops guy... #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Nick is the #grape grower with Vanessa in the #vineyard a few days a wk. #IPOB #SommChat

@stevenvanharen (Steven Van Haren): follow #SommChat right now for excellent conversation with @peayvineyards

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @stevenvanharen THX for the S/O glad U can join in RT @stevenvanharen: follow #SommChat right now for excellent conversation with @peayvineyards

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Andy @peayvineyards how would you describe your #wine making style? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Cliché but #wines R made N #vineyard. We chose spot b/c would deliver fruit N style of wine we desired.. #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl #wines - aromatic, profound, elegant, complex. Oh yes, and balanced... #IPOB #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Trad. methods-0 fine R Filter, 0 innoculation on whites, mod. oak,No faddish techniques R alteration 2 fit a style. #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @peayvineyards which vintage in recent years has been the most balanced? #SommChat #ipob

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @harleywine1 2012. cool but long & not too much rain. wines depth while being bright & elegant. good now, great later @mattreiser #SommChat #ipob

@winecompass (WineCompass): @peayvineyards @KeeperColl and how would you describe your own Syrah? Fruit driven or more the elegant, mineral way? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @winecompass our vyd is coldest syrah vyd i know. floral, white pepper and iron laden, def mineral & elegant, not a fruit crusher @m_arcon #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): Very interesting #wine conversation today with @KeeperColl & @alawine feat. @peayvineyards and their pinot noir #SommChat

@thepartycow (Brian Walsh)@peayvineyards how is the drought affecting the vines this winter? How low is reservoir? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): so far, no effect. vines are asleep. reservoir is 1/3 full. if not lots more rain there will be issue with water @thepartycow #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): When not drinking your own PN or Chard, which others do you enjoy? @peayvineyards @KeeperColl #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Love our wines but i taste them while working so 99% time i drink other wines... @Foundationspr @KeeperColl #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @Foundationspr If U look N my cellar, almost evenly split b/w following regions: White & Red Burgundy, Northern Rhone.. #IPOB #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @Foundationspr #Barolo & #Champagne. Also smaller sections of #Austria, #Loire, #Tuscany & #Bordeaux & #Madeira. #IPOB #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Makes sense, plus no danger of #CellarPalate. @peayvineyards @KeeperColl #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @peayvineyards #SommChat Andy have you been doing a lot of rain dancing to help get the vines water?

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): RT @vinogger: #SommChat @peayvineyards have you been doing a lot of rain dancing to help get the vines water?

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): I tear up the floor. need water to put out that fire. BYOW @vinogger #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): What is the greatest marketing challenge faced by CA producers of your size and scale? @peayvineyards @KeeperColl #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @vinogger managing distribution. little resources and don't mean much to distributors bottom line so hard to get attention @Foundationspr #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman): @peayvineyards who are your winemaking mentors #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): @peayvineyards @KeeperColl do you have any role models you looking up to? #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): i'm not winemaker but 4me Josh Jensen. vision and followed it thru. and he has personally been a mentor @SandyWasserman #SommChat #ipob

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Q. @peayvineyards How popular is your Roussanne/Marsanne blend? Are customers familiar with the grapes? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Very. we only make 40-60 cs, tho. all direct. sells out in <2 hours. Ours is very diff than most due to cold site. @winecompass #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): @peayvineyards @m_arcon Do you ever get Spring frost in these cold vineyards? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Yes. twice in past decade. huge fans to circulate air. we are med. climate not continental so< risk @winecompass @m_arcon #SommChat #ipob

@whyknowinphilly (Aaron Meeker): @KeeperColl @peayvineyards Favorite wine/vintage in the short but illustrious history of Peay? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): depends on variety. read my current newsletter http://www.peayvineyards.com 2004, 2009, 2012 . diff years but...@whyknowinphilly #SommChat #ipob

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl - What are some of your favorite food pairings with your wines (spec. Pinot Noir and Mars/Rous. blend?) - #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): Pinot=so many amazing dinners.@frasca no protein just pasta with oil! @richtable roasted romanescu. Ro=crab & corn soup @demilove #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @winecompass @peayvineyards what do you think about italian wine? #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): @alawine Love it!

@vinnoger (Melanie): #SommChat Andy what's your favorite unknown upcoming wine region & varietal?

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): hmm. unknown to whom? grower/producer champagne? Loire whites? Etna reds? @vinogger #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Drum ROLL!!! @KeeperColl way 2 go #SommChat peeps - 4th week in a row to be trend!!!! let's keep this trend going!!!

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl Here is a tweet for the sole purpose of helping #SommChat trend!!!! :-)

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin you are the man #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@alawine @KeeperColl Clearly, I put us over the top! :-) Now if everyone would pitch in and Retweet it!!! #SommChat (See, I did it again!)

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): .@alawine what we do without the humor of @AdamPlotkin on #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl @alawine Well, some would say discuss more #wine, but the heck with those party-pooping naysayers! :-) #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection) Q. @peayvineyards Andy, what gave u the urge to purchase land on the #Sonoma Coast? #SommChat #IPOB

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Youthful naivete. We wanted colder site than anywhere we had been N mid 90s N New World... #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl Why? > acid, < sugar, < juicy fruit expressions, hi tone aromatics, silky tannins... #SommChat

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards): A. @KeeperColl also wanted 2 B mavericks; we planted where no 1 had & they said U could not. Certain yrs, they R right. #IPOB #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @peayvineyards @KeeperColl @foundationspr @harleywine1 < well that was fun #SommChat thanks!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Andy Peay, @peayvineyards #SommChat #IPOB

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Great to have Andy Peay, @peayvineyards join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Andy Peay, @peayvineyards for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover #IPOB

@vinogger (Melanie): #SommChat One last question Andy what's your favorite every day value wine? @peayvineyards

@DvinMsM (Marla): RT“@vinogger: #SommChat One last question Andy what's your favorite every day value wine? @peayvineyards” ???

@peayvineyards (Peay Vineyards) value is subjective BUT terre nere rosso, chablis, cep wines ;-)..many ones to choose from @DvinMsM @vinogger #SommChat

@GVWM_OLY: @KeeperColl @peayvineyards Love Peay!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): thanks for joining in on #SommChat RT @GVWM_OLY: @KeeperColl @peayvineyards Love Peay!

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @winecompass @balancedpinot @noblewines @m_arcon @vinogger < super fun #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat-U asked, here U go #Texas winery @pedernaleswine & Fredrik Osterberg Wed 2/5 at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

@DvinMsM (Marla): @peayvineyards @KeeperColl Thanks for a great #SommChat!

@DvinMsM (Marla): scrolling #SommChat @peayvineyards so mediterranean #wine in #napa or #france? hm send a feeww cases so will learn ;) @KeeperColl

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