We make great wines simply because we love making them. Wine is irresistible, it is fun, and it is about sharing passion, good fortune and community.
TOR exists today because of the relationships we’ve cultivated over decades with mentors, grapegrowers and friends. This is indisputable: Tor knows a great vineyard. Less is always more when it comes to bottling some of the best grapes on the planet. In the tussle between the will of nature and the winemaker – our work is staying out of the way.
“When great fruit becomes available, growers come to TOR because they know it will likely be single-vineyard designated, the wine will get high scores, and the vineyard will be recognized in the press.”
– Jeff Ames
It takes a certain chemistry and tireless commitment to work so closely together and accomplish so much. We have worked together at our worst and at our best. We have managed to build an unimaginably successful business, travel the big wide world and, under all accounts, have a truly blessed life.
Everyone wants to know a little something about the idiosyncratic group behind the TOR label. The way we’ve lived and shared our lives and what we learned along the way somehow always finds its way into our wines.