Jeff and Sara Tamayo have been crafting unique vineyard-designate wines and field blends from world-class California appellations since 1999. Stationed in Contra Costa County (which is just southeast of Napa Valley), this area was once home to dozens of California’s earliest vineyards and wineries at the turn of the previous century. The Tamayos saw great potential in this land, and as the quaint grape-growing community started to expand in the 1990s, their once romantic notion of building a winery began to develop into a reality. In 1999, Jeff and Sara Tamayo produced their first wine, an estate CANA Syrah with just under 700 cases. CANA, which is named after an ancient city where water miraculously turned into wine, became the chosen label name for any wine produced from the Tamayo’s estate vineyard. It was a fitting name since the Tamayos also found it miraculous that the pioneers who originally planted Italian and Portuguese varieties in their local fertile soils over 100 years ago, really knew what they were doing. CANA has since become a special label within the Tamayo Family Vineyards brand that is responsible for unique field blends of European varietals and limited bottlings of 100% varietal wines.
CANA Wines - Contra Costa County
92 Points + Gold Medal Winner!
- Tamayo Family2007 Proprietary Red Blend
- Contra Costa County
- 92 - World Wine Competitionid: 455