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
“Time flies when you are having fun.” This vintage, the 130th consecutive vintage made here in the historic Jesuit Novitiate Winery of Los Gatos, we will be having over 500 tons of fun!
June, 2017 - It is hard to say exactly when California Pinot Noir truly came of age, but there is no question that it has earned a well-deserved place as one of the state’s premier wines. We remember the days well when but a handful of producers stubbornly refused to [...]
While the Santa Lucia Highlands has always been an influential appellation, the Santa Rita Hills appellation (aka SRH) remains our second largest region for sourcing high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.