MEET OUR PEOPLE
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez
Peltier Winery & Vineyards / Winemaker
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED AND HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING WINE?
I was born and raised in the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. I have been making wine for 14 years.
TELL US ABOUT THE VINEYARDS FARMED BY PELTIER WINERY. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE?
Peltier Winery & Vineyards farms over 1,000 acres – all certified under LODI RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing. I have my favorites, but I’m not saying!
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU’D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT LODI?
Lodi has a friendly atmosphere where you can come drink great wines and you will always receive an exceptional experience.
WHAT MAKES A "GREAT" WINE?
Attention to detail from the grape to the bottle.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I play acoustic guitar – it’s such a stress reliever!
WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING?
Measuring brix and temperatures every day, twice a day, during harvest.
CURRENTLY, WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO DRINK?
I love sparkling wine, specifically The Gala.