Griffo Distillery

Releasing a crisp, complex gin in late fall of 2014 and a rye and bourbon in 2015/2016.

We take immense pride in the products we have crafted. Hand distilled and bottled in house. Locally sourced and locally based in beautiful Petaluma, CA, in the heart of Sonoma County.

All spirits are distilled in our 240 gallon American made copper pot still. We make booze just the way we like it. We hope you like it, too.


Michael Griffo, Distillery & Co-founder.

Halfway through getting his PhD in physics, Michael began distilling nanoparticles by day and alcohol by night. Tracking down distillers of his favorite spirits he soaked up their experience, tasted with them, and shared favorite spirits & cocktails. After completing his PhD and a post-doc, Michael & Jenny founded the Griffo Distillery.

Michael takes pride in his craft that he has honed and continues to develop. While standing on the backs of the distillers before him he applies his own unique touch. He has leveraged the skill that the still craftsmen have honed over the last 100 years with his own innovations, with his own design and fabricating his own controls & sensor arrays. The result is a totally unique approach that allows him more insight and control than any other distiller out there.

Griffo Distillery - 1320 Scott St, Suite A. Petaluma, CA 94954 - 707.879.8755 - info(at) - Bonded Distillery # DSP-CA-20051