“Over the last four decades, I’ve walked almost every corner of the Napa Valley striving to understand exactly what makes a great wine. When I founded TOR Wines, the plan was simple. Our wines would come from only the best blocks in great vineyard sites I knew and revered.”
Tor studied, worked with, and was mentored by some of the biggest names in the game, such as Mondavi, Tchelistcheff, Winiarski, Sbragia, Amerine, and many more. After spending 25 years working with Beringer on premium single-vineyard projects, Tor and his wife, Susan, founded TOR Wines in 2001. Jeff Ames, having come to the Valley back in 1999 as a winemaker, joined Tor in 2001 for the first bottling and has been their loyal partner ever since.
The TOR winemaking team focuses on making handcrafted single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, cuvées and Bordeaux blends from some of the best vineyard sites throughout Napa. Each wine is handmade and bottled in a very small quantity. This allows for minimal manipulation and preserves a sense of place and time within each single vineyard wine. TOR Cabernets are bold, ripe, rich with fruit, and beautifully integrated tannins – everything you should want and expect from a Napa Cab. These wines are very approachable in youth, yet cellar worthy and will age like a Bordeaux with evolving complexity.