Tor Kenward knows the Napa Valley more intimately than nearly anyone else. A vintner here for more than 40 years – 27 of them with Beringer – he has a deep appreciation for the near-mystical qualities of the valley’s most celebrated vineyards and the wines they produce. In 2001, he and his wife, Susan, founded TOR wines with a mission to make rare and exceptional wines that celebrate these legendary sites.
Winemaker Jeff Ames, who honed his craft working with Napa superstar winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown before teaming up with Tor, creates wines that capture the essence of storied vineyards, from Hyde in Carneros to Oakville’s historic Beckstoffer To Kalon to Vine Hill Ranch. And on occasional years, when the conditions are perfect, they bring the best of several exceptional vineyards together in blends that equal or surpass the single-vineyard wines in quality.