Tess means harvest and we chose this name for our winery because it invokes our earliest memories of farming grapes and making wine as a family. Tess is also the realization of our family’s dream to unite two parcels of vineyards and to create a wine from meticulously farmed grapes grown on our home estate in the Napa Valley.
We are sisters and second-generation Napa Valley natives. In 2012 we founded Tess, a winery dedicated to and focused on producing one exceptional blend from estate vineyards in the northeastern wilds of Napa Valley.
This unique blend was first crafted at our kitchen table in 1987, under the tutelage of our parents. Nearly 25 years later, Tess is still the wine that we like to enjoy when relaxing, laughing, talking and dreaming together.