Tessa Marie Wines
The Tessa Marie tasting room is located in the historic, picturesque township of Los Olivos. One of the youngest winemakers in Santa Barbara County, Tessa Marie Parker, in her early twenties, oversees a portfolio of Cal-Italian wines in her modern, yet warm tasting room. The Tessa Marie Sangiovese is her flagship wine, and displays a New World sensiblity.
Tessa sources most of her fruit from Camp 4 Vineyard, Hampton Vineyard, and Rodney's Vineyard; some of the most esteemed vineyards in Santa Barbara County. " I like to make New World-style wines with bold, stand-out flavors, that still demonstrate balance." Tessa Marie makes her wines in a small, unassuming industrial warehouse space nearby. "For me, making wine is really about making art. I don't mean that I take it all too seriously, it's just that I like to take my time when I'm making wine. I rely much more upon my intuition and sense of taste, when I'm in the cellar, than on analysis. I guess my approach is intuitive, more than anything else.
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