Nicholas Peay has been serving as co-owner and vineyard manager for the Sonoma Coast vineyard and winery he founded with his brother, Peay Vineyards, since 1996. Both before and after that founding Nick served in seasonal and full-time positions in small wineries both in California and Australia, after having spent four years doing graduate work at UC Davis.
Born in Muncie, Indiana, Nick spent his childhood in Cleveland, followed by four years at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. His initiation into winemaking and grape growing commenced immediately upon his completion of his Maine sojourn.
Nick and his wife and winemaker Vanessa Wong have two boys, Julian, who just completed K through 8th at THS and Cyril who will be a 5th grader here.