Testarossa Winery is getting ready to kick off its annual ritual of stickiness, frenzy and weeks of sleeplessness that come when the grapes start rolling in. This marks the 25th harvest since moving in to the iconic Novitiate winery at the top of College Ave.
By Elena Kadvany – Testarossa Winery started 2020 on a high when it won winery of the year from Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine. We all know what happened next: the arrival of the coronavirus that upended virtually every aspect of our lives, including how we drink and buy wine.
There is no higher priority to our entire Testarossa Team than the safety of our Club Members, Guests, and Employees. We are staying on top of information being issued from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and our local government and health agencies regarding the COVID-19 situation.
By Laura Ness - "Being recently selected as Winery of the Year by the venerable “Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine,” a publication the couple used as their North Star to guide wine-buying decisions in the early days, is, according to Rob, “our greatest honor to date.”
Testarossa Winery, producers of premier California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, has been selected as Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine’s 2019 Winery of the Year – making it the second time in just 15 years to be selected as Winery of the Year by a respected wine publication – the first was in 2004 by Restaurant Wine.
California is currently home to more than 130 AVAs, each established by boundaries defined by unique sets of geographical and climatic factors. While physical attributes characterize these areas, the styles of wine produced throughout each AVA differ dramatically from winery to winery.
Brother Tom Koller reads the blessing while Father John Martin sprinkles holy water on the first chardonnay grapes to arrive at Testarossa Winery from the Brosseau Vineyard in Monterey County's Chalone Appellation. [...]