Morgan Twain-Peterson was born into the wine world in Sonoma in 1981. His father worked a side gig at the budding Ravenswood Winery, and young Morgan was drawn to the vineyards. He grew up surrounded by the rapidly developing California wine industry and while in graduate school at Columbia University worked in a wine store, where he became fast friends with Chris Cottrell.
After two years in graduate school, Morgan decided to move back to California, where in 2005 he worked harvest at the now-famous Ravenswood Winery. He then went to work in Australia’s wine country, before finding himself in Bordeaux, where he spent the 2006 vintage in the cellars of Château Lynch-Bages.
In 2007, Morgan returned home and started Bedrock Wine Co. out of a friend’s tiny winery on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. Working almost exclusively by hand, he managed to lay the groundwork for something truly special. Chris would visit multiple times per year while still living and working in New York, often helping with harvest, and in 2011 Morgan broached the idea of their making wine together. They started with a single-vineyard, single- vintage sparkling wine called Under the Wire, and eventually Chris moved across the country to join Morgan full time, becoming a partner in Bedrock in 2013.
The wines produced at Bedrock are easily some of the highest-quality, and most-affordable, wines coming out of California today. Over the years, they have received two 100-point scores from Robert Parker, who called Bedrock a “world-class performer.” The recognition has benefited the winery, and the pair now work with many of the region’s other top producers. Bedrock wines are rich and complex while still maintaining a delicate air of fruit, each distinct to their core.