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Sonoma’s Bedrock Wine Co. returns to Comal for Two Wine Dinners + Special Guest

March 4th, 2016

The son of Ravenswood Winery founder Joel Peterson, Morgan Twain-Peterson made his first batch of wine at the age of five and has never looked back, eventually founding Bedrock Wine Co. in 2007. Morgan was named 2015 co-winemaker of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné, who credits Morgan with being “responsible for some of the most significant, and critically successful, wines in California.” Bedrock makes over twenty different wines, ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay to Rosé, Zinfandel and a number of blends featuring a dizzying array of little-known heirloom varietals.  As Peterson said in a recent interview with Santa Rosa’s Press Democrat, “My goal with Bedrock has always been to make delicious wines of place, usually sourced from very unique vineyards.”

On Monday and Tuesday, March 21st and 22nd, Comal will welcome back Morgan, this time with his father Joel, for two more special dinners showcasing a selection of Bedrock wines paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin (and rumor has it that Joel may bring some older Ravenswood wines as well). Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in lively conversation with father and son and learn firsthand about their winemaking approach.

This is the latest in an ongoing series of wine producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Wind Gap, Arnot-Roberts, Unti and Donkey & Goat) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance. Both Bedrock dinners are expected to sell out very quickly, so advance purchase is strongly recommended.



DATE/TIME: Monday and Tuesday, March 21st and 22nd at 6:30 PM

PRICE: Tickets are $130 inclusive of food, wine and service charge

RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow these links: Monday March 21stTuesday March 22nd

ADDRESS: Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Dinner Menu

King salmon crudo English peas, Serrano chiles, pickled scallions

2015 Old Vine Rosé, “Ode to Lulu” California

Chayote soup Poblano chile-apple salsa

2014 Gewurztraminer, Alta Vista Vineyard, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County

Cochinita pibil tacos

2014 Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Sonoma County

Cascabel chile braised beef cheeks broccoli rabe, achiote rice

2014 Lorenzo’s Vineyard Heritage, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Green chile baked requeson epazote, toasted almonds

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County



Bedrock Wine Co. Objectives:

  • To channel the fruit of ancient vines into powerful, elegant, and distinctly Californian wines.
  • To spread the gospel of Syrah in California by sourcing fruit from great terroirs throughout the North Coast.
  • To proclaim the greatness of Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by sparing no expense on wines of uniqueness and personality.
  • To reclaim rose’ from the excesses of saignee and focus on precision, delicacy, aromatics, and food friendliness.
  • To make fascinating and quixotic white wines from unique sites and interesting varietals.
  • To dream big but keep production low!