When Breggo acquired Savoy vineyard in the spring of 2011, we made the decision to seek out one or two more producers of great Pinot Noir to work with the fruit. A chance conversation with Andy Peay led to a vineyard visit with Nick. As a long time fan of Vanessa’s Pinots I was thrilled to have Peay join the Savoy family. Recently I visited Peay and tasted through the 2012 Savoy barrels and then had the treat of trying their 2011 Savoy which will be released in March. It is fascinating to trace the thread of the vineyard’s personality and distinct flavors and see how a great winemaker like Vanessa Wong allows the vineyard to shine while still imparting the Peay signature to the wine. We hope to hold a public tasting of many of the Savoy producers in the future.