Producer Profile

Post & Vine

Testa Vineyard is located in Calpella, California in the Redwood Valley of Mendocino County. This beautiful ranch was founded in 1912 and is being farmed by the 4th and 5th generation of the Testa (Martinson) family. The head trained vines are planted on rolling hills in rocky, red, well drained soils composed of sandy and pebbly loam. The Carignane, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Grenache for Post & Vine were planted in the 1950’s and are dry farmed resulting in small clusters of concentrated, complex fruit. -Post & Vine

Where The Wines Come From

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, located in the heart of California's wine country, is renowned for its world-class wines and picturesque vineyard landscapes. In recent years, the region has seen a growing interest in natural winemaking practices, adding a new dimension to its rich winemaking heritage. With its diverse microclimates, including warm days and cool nights, and varied soils, Napa Valley provides an ideal terroir for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating a variety of grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that showcase the region's unique character. Napa Valley's natural wines are known for their purity, elegance, and expression of fruit flavors, with Cabernet Sauvignons offering bold blackberry and cassis notes, Chardonnays exhibiting crisp acidity and rich tropical fruit flavors, and Merlots presenting velvety textures and soft tannins. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Napa Valley remains a leader in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of its rich terroir and commitment to sustainable winemaking with every bottle.