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Award-Winning Wines and Winemakers

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In 2018, the highly coveted reigns of the Petaluma senior winemaker role was passed from Andrew Hardy to the charismatic Mike Mudge. No stranger to Petaluma, Mudge previously held fort as the winery’s sparkling winemaker and site manager. Now in his 30th year at Petaluma, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new appointment. In light of this, the ever-charming Amy Hickling was appointed Petaluma’s new sparkling winemaker.

Petaluma also celebrates a fruitful year of accolades, including Best Sweet Wine and the Viticulturist Trophy – awarded to Mike Harms – at the 2018 Clare Valley Wine Show. The winery also received gold for its 2016 Petaluma Merlot at the 2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show.