Susan Pey and I started making wine in chilly western Marin County in 1999 under the Mt. Tamalpais label and later Pey-Marin Vineyards and MARIN WATER labels. Pioneering this new region, the delicious, balanced wines achieved wide critical and commercial success and today Marin has more than a dozen adventurous winemakers crafting delicious wine from Marin-grown grapes. We brought world-class viticultural and winemaking expertise to the region, crafted Marin’s first very dry Riesling (Pey-Marin “The Shell Mound”) and Rose (MARIN WATER) and more. In 2021, after Sue’s passing and more than twenty amazing and fun vintages I decided to shutter Pey-Marin to devote more time to other wine projects in California and France. It’s been an incredible adventure and I hope our family’s modest contribution to the west Marin wine scene helps pave the way for future explorers.