Where we stand is so much more than soil. This is Hallowed Ground, a silent, solemn legacy of determination and tenderness. Combined with grit and endurance, and faith in spite of it all. We call them Heritage vineyards, because they stand in testament
to those grandfathers and greatgrandfathers who, as far back as 1850, brought their vines to California in search of a new beginning and a sustainable way of life. These dry-farmed vineyards produce extraordinarily little fruit. Each and every vine is still hand-tended in a centuries-old tradition. But love is love, and passion is greater than profit. These farmers have taught their children to fulfill on a promise: Protect and nurture these vineyards against
all odds. And generation after generation, the vineyards continue to repay them with intense and lively fruit. The commitment these families have made to such a hardscrabble life can be likened to the vines themselves: The young may defy all expectations, but the strength and determination of the old are to be revered. Here, many
sacrifices have been made. This wine is our tribute to the memory of them.
T-Vine was founded in 1992 with a passion for making small lots of big juicy wines – specializing in old vines: Grenache, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.
In 2009, a partnership by three friends and fellow vintners – Jim Regusci, Chuck Easley and James Harder – was formed to acquire T-Vine Cellars with the goal of carrying on the T-Vine traditions and enhancing and adding a few interesting grape/vineyard sources for the winemaking team.
T-Vine was always founded on the principle that when people enjoy these wines, we want them to think that they jumped into a blackberry tangle on a bright summers day. The wines should be big, juicy, balanced and brimming with fruit. That has always been the goal from day one and will continue to be what you can expect from T-Vine wines as long as we are lucky enough to steward the beautiful grapes that come our way.