Sustainability. Respect for the Land. Farming with Integrity. Great wine is first made in the vineyard using exceptional fruit. Tessier Winery is proud to source grapes from unique sites throughout Northern California farmed by these stewards of the land.  They are icons in the industry with high viticultural standards.



Anderson Valley, Stephanie Tebbutt & Chris Rainald
Filigreen Vineyard, Home Block - Pinot Noir

Biodynamically farmed, certified organic CCOF

  • Elevation:  400 ft. 

  • Soil type: Clay, Loam

  • Date planted:1946

  • Trellising: Upright curtain

  • Viticulture notes: Pommard clone, rootstock St. George 

El Dorado, Ron & Chuck Mansfield

Fenaughty Vineyard - Grenache

Sustainably farmed with organic materials used 

  • Elevation: 2850 feet  

  • Soil type: Aiken clay loam, volcanic debris, traces of granite

  • Date planted:1996 & 2004

  • Trellising: Head-trained, standing up to 7 feet high, 5' x 10' spacing

  • Viticulture notes: Alban clone, root stock 3309 

Barsotti Vineyard - Gamay Noir

Sustainably farmed with organic materials used

  • Elevation: 3200 feet   

  • Soil type: Decomposed granite 

  • Date planted: 2008

  • Trellising: Head-trained standing 5-7 feet high 

  • Viticulture notes: Solar block

Goldbud Vineyard - Mourvedre

Sustainably farmed with organic materials used

  • Elevation: 2850 feet  

  • Soil type: Aiken red volcanic soil, very fine and powdery, strewn with pebble-sized lava rocks

  • Planted: 2003

  • Trellising: Head-trained vines, standing 5 feet high

  • Viticulture notes: Tablas clone, northwest facing, 5-18% slope

Santa Cruz Mountains, Frank Saveria (owner) & Prudy Foxx (vineyard manager)
Saveria Vineyard - Pinot Noir  

Sustainably farmed, organic materials used.  No chemicals ever used in the soil

  • Elevation: 613.48 feet

  • Soil type: Baywood loamy sand, Elder sandy loam, calcareous and colluvial soil

  • Date planted: 2001

  • Trellising: VSP

  • Viticulture notes: 11 acres, 2-9% slope, clones 115, 667, 777, and 828 (La Tâche)

Russian River Valley, Sonoma - Betsy & Bill Nachbaur
Alegría Vineyard - Cabernet Franc

Sustainably farmed and tending towards organic practices  

  • Elevation: 114.96 feet

  • Date planted: 1991

  • Soil type: Alluvial Haire clay loam

  • Viticulture notes: 5 acre block, gently south-sloping, clone FPS-1


Arroyo Seco - Lou Zabala (owner) & Jason Melvin (Vineyard Manager)
Zabala Vineyard - Riesling
Sustainably certified
  • Elevation: 237 feet 

  • Soil type: Former river bed with sandy, rocky, granitic, porous soils

  • Date planted: 2007

  • Viticulture notes: 12 acre block, clone UCD4 on 1103P rootstock  

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