Our Story

Behind the Bottle

Evangelho Vineyard


 

Our Philosophy

Founded in 1992, T-Vine Winery is built on a passion for crafting small lots of big, juicy wines from unique varieties, old vines and seasoned growers.

In 2009, a partnership between friends and vintners James Harder and Jim Regusci formed to acquire T-Vine Winery with a clear-cut mission to carry on T-Vine’s traditions and expand access to interesting, rare vineyard sources.

Our goal is to make wines that feel like you jumped into a blackberry tangle on a bright summer's day. Our wines will be big, dark, balanced and brimming with fruit. That’s how it’s always been and always will be.

If you’ve been with us awhile, thank you for all you’ve done. It’s truly been an honor making wines for you. And if it’s your first time experiencing T-Vine Winery, we can't wait to share our wines with you.

Our Growers

It doesn’t get said enough, but the most important part of winemaking is grape growing. Farming wine grapes is as much of an art as it is a trade. So we find the best. Farmers with well-worn hands and generations-worth of wisdom. Their vineyards are theirs—not some corporate holding—planted with gnarly, loyal, old vines and long-forgotten varietals. Through nearly inconceivable care, these vines manage to produce some of the most astounding grapes in the world. All of which makes our job pretty easy.

Bacigalupi

Helen and Charles Bacigalupi started farming their precious old vine grapes in Russian River Valley in 1956. When we got word that Helen might part with 5 tons of their Century Clone Zinfandel, we hopped in our truck and drove straight to her ranch to make sure it wasn't a dream.

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Black Sears

Perched 2,400 feet atop of Howell Mountain, this might be Napa Valley's only vineyard actually located in heaven. We kid, of course…but not really. The Black Sears vineyard maintains a cultish, legendary reputation amongst growers, winemakers and wine-drinkers.

 

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Evangelho

Not too far from Antioch's San Joaquin River, nestled between a 7-11 and PG&E plant, lies one of the world's most precious vineyards. The Evangelho Vineyard isn't just any old-vine vineyard, it's sacred ground, home to 140-year-old Carignane and Mataro.

 

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Frediani

The Frediani family has been growing some of Calistoga’s best grapes for over 100 years—and Jim Frediani’s aptitude for growing? Well, he’s known as the Grape Whisperer. This iconic hometown site is smack-dab on the valley floor; a benefactor of Calistoga’s brutally hot days and chilly nights.

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Vyborny

Picture a half-acre of dried-up river bed, scattered with randomly-planted, barely-tamed grape vines. We're not exactly sure what all is in there, but it's always fun to guess. There's some Zin, some Petite Sirah, some old Carignane and probably Malvasia Nera. Though it may look like a messy rock jumble, in actuality, this is one of the best vineyards on the planet.

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Team

James Harder

Owner

Jim Regusci

Owner

Bertus van Zyl

Winemaker

Timothy Milos

Consulting Winemaker