Great wine is first made in the vineyard using exceptional fruit.
Tessier Winery is proud to source grapes from unique sites throughout Northern California
farmed by these stewards of the land.
These vineyards are icons in the industry with high viticultural standards.
Barsotti Vineyard, El Dorado
This vineyard is sustainably farmed using organic practices. It's owned by Ron & Chuck Mansfield, at a 2850 ft. elevation the soil type is decomposed granite. Planted in 2008 these are head-trained, standing 5 - 7 ft. high, solar block.
Goldbud Vineyard, El Dorado
This vineyard is sustainably farmed with organic materials used. It's owned by Ron & Chuck Mansfield at 2850 ft. elevation the soil type is Aiken red volcanic soil, very fine and powdery, strewn with pebble-sized lava rocks. It's planted in 2003, trellising is head trained standing 5 ft high. They are Tablas clone, northwest facing, 5-18% slope.
Fenaughty Vineyard, El Dorado
This vineyard is sustainably farmed using organic practices. It's owned by Ron & Chuck Mansfield, at a 2850 ft. elevation the soil type is Aiken clay loam, volcanic debris with traces of granite. Plantings in 1996 and 2004 these are head-trained, standing up to 7 ft high with 5' x 10' spacing are Alban clone with 3309 rootstock.
Saveria Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
This vineyard is sustainably farmed and tends toward organic practices with no chemicals used in the soil. It's owned by Frank Saveria and farmed by Prudy Foxx, at a 613.48 ft. elevation the soil type is Baywood loamy sand, Elder sandy loam, calcareous and colluvial soil. It's planted in 2001, trellising VSP, 11 acres, 2-9% slope, clones 115, 667, 777, and 828 (La Tâche)
Siletto Family Vineyards, San Benito
Organically farmed along the San Benito River and Tres Pinos Creek. Featuring 34 varieties that average 32 years in age. Soil: Various gravel, sand, and silt loams
Filigreen Farm Vineyard, Anderson Valley
This vineyard is biodynamically farmed and certified organic. It's farmed by Stephanie Tebbutt & Chris Rainald, at a 400 ft. elevation the soil type is clay and loam. The home block has the old vines with upright curtain trellising, planted in 1946 these are pommard clone with St. George rootstock. The Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are on the main property.
Zabala Vineyard, Arroyo Seco
This vineyard is certified sustainable. It's owned by Lou Zabala and farmed by Jason Melvin. At 400 ft. elevation the vineyard is planted in a former river bed with sandy, rocky, granitic, porous soils. Planted in 2007 these 12 acre block, clone UCD4 on 1103P rootstock.