My wife Laura is the kindest person I know. Somehow she has enough love in her heart to raise eight children, three dogs, two horses, two cats and even an orphaned cow. Despite all the organized chaos, she still finds a way to think of others... whether it is volunteering at schools, running a soup kitchen, or just practicing random acts of kindness.
It was a typical crazy weekend (six basketball games, four soccer matches, and an equestrian event) spent scrambling from one place to another in our 1966, 21-window Volkswagen "hippie van." We squeezed in a stop at our local Starbucks drive-thru and, as was her tradition, Laura paid for the double chocolate chip frappuccino the car behind us had ordered. The kids all smiled as they watched the joyous reaction of the lucky recipient.
That's when I realized we needed to do something more. What better way to do it than to share great wine with you! If the simple act of buying a stranger ac up of coffee can make someone's day, what can happen if we really set our minds to making a difference.
So while our family is large, our vision is larger. We truly believe the smallest act of kindness has a ripple effect that can help change the world. 50% of our profits will be donated to charity, both locally and across the world. Enjoy our wine knowing every sip is helping make this world a better place!
PEACE OUT! Scott & Laura Burton & Family
Our Tasting Room in the Arts and Design District is where it all happens. Come sample our wines, enjoy a glass, or sit down with a bottle.
Our 1900 square-foot pad has plenty of room to unwind, laugh, and entertain. Our wine and atmosphere are the perfect compliment to any party, special event, or corporate meeting. Contact us today for details or reservations.
Or take a step outside and enjoy our new 900 square-foot patio. Enjoy live music on the weekends or kick back with a glass of wine after work. Enjoy the patio rain-or-shine with our state-of-the-art louvered pergola system that lets you enjoy the great outdoors rain or shine!
The fun doesn't stop here though. You can take peace where ever you go.
All our wines are available for carry out by the bottle, through our online store for our traveling friends, or we can even bring peace right to your door! Just sign up for our Peace Posse whenever you visit!
Best yet, When you visit us you can interact with our "Give Wall" and learn about the causes you are helping support. Whenever you buy a bottle you get a token to indicate which charity you would like your portion of the profits to benefit!
This is not your typical wine club. A "Posse" is defined as a group of persons or friends who come together for a common cause. We can't think of a better name for a group of people who want to share great wine and help make a difference in the world. Posse Perks include:
Awesome wine (of course) delivered personally to your door by Reggie, our vintage 1966, 21 window VW hippie van!
Happiness...It's guaranteed right on the bottle.
Our "personal concierge service" for whenever you get the urge to head to Napa Valley and experience wine country first hand. We can get you behind-the-scenes to learn about winemaking, see your winery and vineyards, arrange accommodations and give you all the latest hotspots to wine, dine and chill out!
Live longer...for real...docs say wine has all kinds of health benefits!
Free "mommy drinks because she cares" Peace Water Winery T-shirt.
Be the coolest kid on the block with first access to all new releases and commemorative bottlings.
Feel awesome and boost your self esteem, as our son Tripp likes to say, "it's easy to be nice!"
Save up to 20% on all wine club orders and receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases.
The "splashing peace sign creating an endless wave of ripples" logo is what we are all about. The belief that a single idea, act, or way of thinking can have an impact creating a ripple effect that has no end is in every bottle of wine we make for you.
We donate 50% of our profits to charities selected by our eight children. We invite you to come visit us, enjoy a bottle, and experience our "giving Wall" where you can hand-select which charity you'd like to help!
We handcraft our wines in the heart of one of the world's best wine-growing regions, Napa Valley. Why California? First, it's groovy so we naturally dig it and, second, the wines from there are simply awesome!
Every winemaker will tell you it takes great grapes to make great wines. And these are some great grapes... from Sonoma's fog-laden Russian River Valley, bayside in Carneros, Or 2,000 feet above the valley at our Howell Mountain Vineyard...you get the picture. This is some great stuff guaranteed to make you happy. In fact, it says so right on the bottle.
Brian was born and raised on Howell Mountain at Summit Lake Vineyards, a boutique family winery famous for its Zinfandel. Working alongside his parents and siblings, Brian developed an appreciation for the art and culture of winemaking, learning every step of the process from vine to bottle.
To formalize his education, Brian studied agricultural engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Oo. Here, he learned of his exceptional aptitude for identifying the intricate details of wine composition and terrior, and further developed his intuitive grasp of the elements essential to winemaking.
After graduation, Brian spent a year traveling the world to broaden and develop his knowledge of wine, stopping for a season of wine and rugby in New Zealand. Wanderlust abated, and palate for worldly wines temporarily satiated, Brian returned home to Napa Valley. He immediately began working with acclaimed consulting winemaker John Gibson, formally of Stags Leap Wine Cellars and Vine Cliff Winery. Here, Brian helped John make wines for celebrated clients including Snowden Vineyards, Andrew Geoffrey, and Salexis.
After apprenticing with Gibson for 3 years, Brian became the Assistant Winemaker for Duckhorn Wine Company's Paraduxx Winery. Under famed winemaker Bill Nancarrow’s tutelage, Brian learned to balance the complexities of large-scale winemaking with the high standards and intricacies associated with top-notch, legacy brands.
4 years later, Brian was hungry to run the show and accepted the Winemaker position at Ledson Winery in Sonoma. Employing the skills and unique enological insights developed over his lifetime, Brian made over 82 wines per vintage from a catalog of diverse growing regions over his 4-year tenure at Ledson, and significantly elevated the quality of wines and brand.
Today Brian is the Winemaker at Peace Water Winery and 0wner at burgeoning Red Thread Wine Company. He lives with his wife and children just around the corner from his family winery on Howell Mountain.
....Brian is also an aspiring gopher hunter.