By Gideon Rubin - “A South Bay wine bar that's staying open amid the pandemic is putting customer safety first by exceeding social distancing guidelines.”
By Laura Ness - “Gone are the days of having 500 people,” Jensen says. “We want tables far enough apart so people can back their chairs out safely.”
By Molly O'Brien - Using skills he'd learned from Silicon Valley, Jensen and his wife quickly pivoted their business strategy in an effort to keep their business alive during the pandemic.
Being from the northern end of the Highlands, Fogstone Vineyard was originally called Lucia Highlands Vineyard before it was updated to the slightly more descriptive name after its foggy mornings and stony loam soils.
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.
Both Brosseau and Graham Family vineyards are quite singular – they produce distinctly unique wines very different from the wines we are best known for from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Rita Hills. Read Certified Sommelier Ryan Smith’s analysis and history of these two special wines.
Somellier Hayley Hamilton Cogill includes Testarossa in her picks for holiday celebrations.
From Bill Brosseau, Testarossa Director of Winemaking 2019 vintage offered a very generous winter with above average rain, and even snow in some of our high altitude sites. This led to a slight delay in budbreak, of which is a good thing for avoiding spring freezes and ensuring the vines got enough ‘sleep.’ As [...]