• 100 Years of History

    Four generations of our family have been farming land in Arkansas and Louisiana for nearly a century. A love of the land, combined with a shared reverence for great wine and a desire to create something meaningful and enduring, led us to establish Presqu'ile.

  • In 2007, we undertook extensive research to find the best land possible suited to growing Pinot Noir. The adventure spanned from Oregon to the Russian River and ultimately landed in the Santa Maria Valley, where we acquired 200 acres of land to establish what is now Presqu’ile Winery.

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    Madison Murphy on the Origins of Presqu'ile

    Presqu’ile- French/Creole meaning peninsula, or literally translated, “ Almost an Island”, was a beloved family gathering place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It was a place that engendered a conviviality among family and friends, evoking a warmth of human spirit and a rapport among all who “passed a good time” there. In August of 2005, hurricane Katrina made landfall ending an era. We named our winery in honor of that place and a way of life.