At Tess we ascribe to the belief that winemaking excellence is less about technique or numbers and more about preserving the essential taste of the vineyard. We also think that exceptional wines are crafted when we spend as much time as possible in the vineyards.
Tess is a delightful, refreshing wine that showcases the sweet bright fruit of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. The texture is surprisingly rich and balanced by crisp, clean acidity.
Serve Tess chilled!
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju’s Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherford included Robert Mondavi, Inglenook and Beaulieu. Situated between Highway 29 and the Napa River, the acreage included a 1900-era house and rambling vineyards, some 60 or more years old. Looking to the future, Tony and Herta have introduced their two daughters, Lisa and Ariana, to the workings of the wine business. Both of the young women are immersing themselves in all aspects of Peju Winery.