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Peter Krauter, Spellbound Winemaker

Wine and farming have been part of Peter’s family
for many generations.

Peter’s grandfather and father grew wine grapes from 1960 through the 1970s in California’s central valley. Growing up working on the family farm gave Peter a strong work ethic and a desire to be outside from a young age. His father encouraged him to pursue a career in the wine industry, thus prompting his winemaking journey that started in Napa Valley over 15 years ago. It has brought him to wonderfully undiscovered wine areas as well as some very well-known ones. Peter began as an Assistant to Robert Foley on Howell Mountain in Napa learning how to run a small family-owned winery. It was a pleasure working with some of the best fruit in Napa Valley. Wanting to expand his knowledge of fine winemaking, he then did an internship at Lewis Cellars in Napa. Once his internship wrapped up, he found a wonderful family-owned winery, Turkovich Family close to his home in Davis. As their assistant winemaker for five years, he helped craft many award-winning wines with some unique varietals to California. Peter completed the Winemaking Certificate Program, at UC Davis.

Peter joined the Folio Fine Wine Partners winemaking team in 2016 and has been involved in making Spellbound wines for six years.

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