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About Tensley

Joey Tensley is an iconic and renowned winemaker from California that specialized in Rhone-Style wines. He began his career in the wine industry in the early 1990’s, working as a cellar rat for Fess Parker Winery. After gaining experience and knowledge, he started his own venture, Tensley Wines in 1998. He sourced his grapes from top vineyards in Santa Barbara and his Estate Vineyard using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand picking and fermentation in small batches, to craft exceptional wines.

Tensley wines have made the Wine Spectator’s Top 100, scored 99 points with Robert Parker, and won Food & Wine Magazine’s award for the top Syrah in America. Matt Kramer of the Wine Spectator named two of Tensley’s Syrahs Top Ten in the world.

Additional Details:

  • Producer: Tensley Wines
  • Varietals: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Viognier
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  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Sub Region: Santa Barbara County