Category Archives: Winemakers

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

In the early 90's Craig Jaffurs met rising-star vineyard manager Jeff Newton. Not long after, Jeff introduced Craig to David Thompson, whose vineyard became Jaffurs’ first Syrah source. Today, Thompson Vineyard is recognized as one of the best Syrah growing sites in the country. This single vineyard established Jaffurs Cellars on the California wine map.

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Tensley Wines
In 1998 Joey Tensley launched Tensley Wines with one hundred cases and one single goal – to make wines that let the unique and little-known vineyards of Santa Barbara County speak for themselves.  Over fifteen years later Tensley is a 4,000 case-a-year business with Syrahs in the Wine Spectator's Top 100, a history of high
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The Ojai Vineyard
The Ojai Vineyard began in 1983 with the dream of producing distinctive California wines using traditional wine making practices learned in Burgundy and the Rhone valley. Over three decades later Adam Tolmach continues to pursue the craft at his artisanal winery in Ojai, California, purchasing grapes from the finest terroirs in the coolest districts of
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