Jeff does a beautiful job. I love the wine. Steve Beresini

Steve Beresini’s old vine Chardonnay vineyard was introduced to us in 2008 by Larry Hyde, one of his oldest friends in the Napa Valley. The Beresini Vineyard is located in the very south section of Carneros Napa, which is heavily influenced by fog. It was planted three decades ago with cuttings that Larry gave Steve. We call this plant material Hyde Selection Wente Clone.

Today it produces a minuscule crop, usually between one to two tons per acre, with clusters half the normal size. TOR takes all the fruit, working closely with Steve on every aspect of the farming in his Chardonnay garden. The wines have earned a “cult” following at TOR, each year producing wine known for its complexity and extraordinary layers of flavor.

Beresini Vineyard Map
appellationCarneros, Napa Valley
soilWell-drained ancient creek beds of clay loam and rocks
climateThick coastal fog due to location at the extreme south of Carneros AVA
topographyIn the flatter southern portion of Carneros
vines4.49 acres of Hyde Selection Wente Clone planted in 1988

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At TOR, vineyards are the heart and soul of what makes wine so fascinating, absorbing, and challenging. It gives us a rush each year to work with the extraordinary vineyards in our portfolio. We feel very lucky and grateful for our vineyard partners—Beckstoffer To Kalon, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard, Tierra Roja, Melanson, Hyde, and Beresini.