As we have completed the maturation process, blending trials, and commenced the bottlings of our 2019 vintage Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the word that comes to mind is ‘generous.’
“Year in and year out, Testarossa’s Diana’s Chardonnay has proven to be among the cream of the crop and gets the nod as our favorite Chardonnay of the year.” Connoisseurs’ Guide, January 2021
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.”
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 [...]
The two Central Coast vineyards, Rosemary’s Vineyard in the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA and La Rinconada Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills have tended to fly under the radar. Find out why you should care about these wines!
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine August 2019 Newsletter features Testarossa's Chardonnays.
Director of Winemaking, Bill Brosseau, Gives an Outlook on the 2019 Harvest
The most exciting part about winemaking is that there is never any two years alike. At the start of this year with all the rain, I can say I was giddy in that the harvest would not come too early.
Aug 14, 2017 - Loads of information. There’s a brand name or producer, of course, and a geographic description of origin. A year, if the wine is vintage-dated, and perhaps the name of a grape. And the percentage of alcohol by volume – often in type so small that mere mortals can barely read [...]
July 12, 2017 - Wine educator Bob Zamora leads each session, exploring global Pinot Noir, growing regions such as Sta. Rita Hills and South American wine producers. Full article