Tantara was the name of a horse owned by Bill Cates some years ago. After Tantara was retired to pasture, she defied predictions of an imminent demise and lived to a ripe old age. Horses symbolize elegance, grace and power and in Tantara's case, long life, all of which are qualities we embrace for our wine.
One of the newest wineries in Santa Barbara County, Tantara is dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our wine is vineyard designated from such growers as Bien Nacido, Talley, Pisoni and Laetitia.
In 1999 we planted ten acres of Pinot Noir and two acres of Syrah, which will bring our own vineyard holding to about fifteen acres when these new plantings come on-line in 2003. This fruit will then make up our estate bottling.
Also, we are happy to announce that we are in our new home. Thanks to the faith and support of Bien Nacido Vineyard, we are the proud inhabitants of our renovated barn, located on the beautiful Bien Nacido Vineyard. We are very fortunate to have secured this location.
Because of our commitment to detail and the finite amount of fruit that meets our standards, total production will be limited.