Sit with 2nd generation winemaker Lisa Peju, and hear what its like to grow up in the wine world while experiencing her favorite vintages paired with four course tasting menu with Chef Greg in the Nantucket Culinary private dining room.
Here is a little bit about Lisa:
There's no such thing as a typical day for Lisa Peju. The oldest Peju daughter is always on the go, sometimes traveling to three different states during a week's time to represent the winery at winemaker dinners, trade and consumer events and to meet with retailers.
The Peju's Rutherford vineyard has been home to Lisa since she was six years old. It was then that she moved with her parents from Southern California to wine country to begin a life devoted to growing grapes, producing high-quality wines and finding new and innovative ways to market the family brand.
Lisa spent her childhood attending Napa Valley schools during the day and tending to the vineyard in the evenings and on weekends. It wasn't uncommon to see Lisa and her sister Ariana driving the family four-wheeler along the property's dirt paths with piles of grapes in the back bed.
After graduating from St. Helena High School, Lisa attended Marymount College in Palos Verdes and then U.C. Santa Barbara to study marketing and graphic design with plans of becoming a computer animator. But a summer trip to Paris in 1999 to study French at Sorbonne University with Ariana planted the seeds for another calling. In 2001, the French language came in handy as HB took her daughters to VIN EXPO in Bordeaux, the largest wine Exposition in the World. Lisa enjoyed promoting Peju's wines so much that she decided to change career paths and join the family business as a marketing and public relations ambassador.
Since joining Peju in 2001, Lisa has traveled throughout Europe and Asia, including Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, representing Peju. In the United States, Lisa has blanketed the map and led the charge to reach younger customers. Peju's consumers of the future.
Peju has earned Organic Certification for its Rutherford Estate Vineyard from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Grapefruit, Radish, Lime, Jícama
Blanquette de Lapin
Braised rabbit, homemade Pasta, Herbes de Provence
Melted leeks, Tenderloin, Bordelaise
Sabayon with fresh berries
Limited to 14 people.