Twenty five years ago Rob Jensen was immersed in the high tech world of Silicon Valley. He and his wife Diana shared a love of wine and after volunteering during harvest at a local winery, decided to try making wine themselves. Like a true tech start up, they turned their garage into a home winery. Well a couple barrels led to a few more, and then many more.
Today, Testarossa Winery is one of the leading and most well-respected wineries, not only in Silicon Valley and California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, but around the world. We catch up with Rob and find out how his winery is growing, why it is a must see destination, and how they are making happiness for wine lovers.
• Los Gatos Winery and Tasting Room
300 College Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
• Carmel Valley Tasting Room
1 E. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Wines tasted with Rob
2016 Testarossa Doctor’s Vineyard “777 Clone” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
2016 Testarossa Doctor’s Vineyard “Calera Clone” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, $68 or part of Clonal Selection 3-pack
2016 Testarossa Doctor’s Vineyard “Swan Clone” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
3-bottle pack boxed Clonal Selection set $198, available at Testarossa Winery or online
New show music!
We are super excited to debut our new show theme music in this episode, composed for us by James Blackaby of Black Bee Tunes. Thanks to James’ wife Elaine, a friend from our In Wine Country TV days, who connected us.