At Tolosa, our quest is to harmonize all aspects of terroir and to balance depth with complexity. To achieve the purest translation of place to taste.
We embrace traditional methods such as hand punch down and whole-berry uncrushed fermentations, and we enhance these practices with cutting-edge technology in soil exploration and vineyard mapping. Above all, we share a desire to handcraft exceptional wines that reflect and celebrate the distinct character of Edna Valley. Focused on estate and single vineyard releases, and emphasizing Pinot Noir, Tolosa is eager to share what the land can express in the hands of our talented winemakers.
Our 1772 wines, each handcrafted from our own Edna Ranch vineyard, embody the essence of Edna Valley. Named for the year the Mission de Tolosa was founded and bearing a label design inspired by the tiles and ironwork found in the Mission, these wines celebrate the terroir and heritage of Edna Valley.
Single Vineyard Series
As a dedicated craftsman of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, winemaker Jim Kress has pinpointed the best sites and fruit outside Edna Valley. This series of very small-lot, artisanal wines invites exploration of renowned appellations and acclaimed vineyards throughout California and confirms Edna Valley's place in this distinguished company. Available for tasting as barrel samples and purchase as futures before they are released each year, many of these wines will sell out before they are bottled.
Primera is our flagship wine, a cellar selection of the best barrels of Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard, Edna Ranch, and made in very limited quantities. This is a rare lot that, through terroir driven expression, reaches a level of quality rivaling the very best Pinot Noirs of the world, including the great crus of Burgundy. Enjoy it today, or lay it down for years in anticipation of an experience born from a year-round commitment in the vineyard.