On the eve of Christmas Eve: Sir Peter warms his hands and palate with the delicious chocolate fireside -just needing a glass of Les Pavots and a real fire to get in the mood! Congrats to the @thevineyardatstockcross pastry team for creating such a fabulous chocolate display! #petermichaelwinery #chocolate #christmas

What’s in a name? – Les Pavots


Les Pavots, the name of our flagship Cabernet blend, translates to “The Poppies” in French.

The name was chosen for a few reasons:

  1. The California state flower is the California Poppy.
  2. California poppies grow wild on our estate. In fact, the area where our current vineyard shop lies used to be a meadow of wild poppies every spring. The poppies still grow wild in the vineyards.
  3. Lady Michael adores the poppies.

Not only is this flower the namesake of one our wines, in stylized form it graces every bottle of Peter Michael, as the flower on our logo is a poppy.