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Tamayo Family Winery Brentwood, CA 94513 www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
Brentwood CoCo County Wine Company
633 1st St.
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 513-8463
Fax : 925 513-9182
Email: sales@tamayowines.com
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
Tasting room open by appointment only.
A famous person once said, “Find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Perhaps no better phrase sums up what we feel about making wine at Tamayo Family Vineyards. Our story, like so many others in winemaking, really began as a dream. With a passion for enjoying and collecting the greatest wines of the world, we once thought how wonderful it would be to actually grow grapes and bring them to the table as wine. Our grapes, our wine. So it seemed natural to us that as our small grape growing community started to expand, we took a once romantic notion and nurtured it into the passion that has become Tamayo Family Vineyards and Cana Wines.
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Winemaker Jon Engelskirger
"Live in each season as it passes, breathe the air; drink the drink; taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influence of each..." - Henry David Thoreau


Jon Engelskirger is a native Californian, born and raised in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park. His early years, spent amidst the natural grandeur of granite palisades and big trees, had a profound affect on his choice of a career. He recalls that "of course I didn't realize it at the time, but all of those interactions with nature had become a part of me, so that when I first experienced wine, I couldn't help but be happily reconnected with all that was memorable about my childhood - cold stream water flowing over sun-warmed granite, the pungent smell of brush after the first fall rain, the rich, moist smel of the forest floor under a canopy of pines and firs. It's all there....in the wine."

A graduate of the Department of Enology and Viticulture at California State University, Fresno, Jon has had the good fortune to experience first hand the remarkable development of California wine over the last 30 years. From the expansive vineyards of Napa and Sonoma, his journey has been marked by "good fortune and wonderful people. For me, it's never really been about the wine," Jon says. "With good care, the earth provides a flavorful crop. With hard work, the crop provides a soulful wine. It's all about the people...people and their connection to the planet. When everyone is working happily and with determination toward a common goal, you can taste it in the wine!"

Jon honed his craft while associate winemaker at Silverado Vineyards, and as winemaker at Robert Pepi Winery and Hanna Winery. Most recently, Jon was for nine years the winemaker at Turnbull Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley, where he had the good fortune to test his skills while working with some of California's finest vineyards.
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Red ------------- ---
2008 Tamayo Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • From highly prized vineyards in Sleepy Hollow and Lucia Highlands. The palate is rich, focused and the epitome of regional characteristics.
  • Tamayo Pinot Noir 2008
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $32.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    Red ------------- ---
    2007 Tamayo Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • Classically crafted, this Cabernet displays a unique personality and complexity coupled with power and refinement of previous vintages. A truly wonderful expression of earth, vine and art of the winemaker combined! Deep, persistent aromas with dark fruit and subtle French oak aromatics. This wine is all power and finesse.
  • Tamayo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  • 322 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $30.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    Red ------------- ---
    2009 Ryland's Block Malbec
  • Appellation: Contra Costa County
  • Blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon,
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • Fashioned from our own vineyards in our family property in east Contra Costa County, Ryland's Block perfectly expresses this European varietal from our lush growing region. You will appreciate its rich fruit, silky tannins and earthy warmth followed by a spicy, exotic finish.
  • Ryland's Block Malbec 2009
  • 350 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $24.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    Red ------------- ---
    2007 CANA Proprietary Red Blend 2007
  • Appellation: Contra Costa County
  • Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre, Malbec, Carignane
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • This blend of 8 European varietals perfectly expresses the uniqueness of our Terroir and our winemaker's own artful hand and vision.
  • CANA Proprietary Red Blend 2007
  • 2250 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $30.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    Red ------------- ---
    2008 Tamayo, Red, Contra Costa
  • Appellation: Contra Costa County
  • Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tinta Cao
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • Full of lush flavors that softly linger with notes of vanilla and crushed wild herbs haunting the long finish. We know that you'll find this red absolutely delicious!
  • Tamayo Red 2008
  • 825 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $15.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    White ---
    2009 Bailey Viognier
  • Appellation: Contra Costa County
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • This precocious white features aromatics of wild honeysuckle and pears in an alluring amalgam of haunting scents. The palate is an array of luscious fruit complexity followed through by a long lingering finish.
  • Bailey Viognier 2009
  • 600 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
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  • $24.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    Red Dessert Wine ---
    2008 J. Jaden Red Dessert Wine (Port)
  • Appellation: Contra Costa County
  • Tinta Cao Blend Dessert Wine
  • Blend of Tinta Cao, Alicante, Petite Sirah,
  • Winemaker: Jon Engelskirger
  • Our vintage Port is inspired by the pioneering settlers of Contra Costa County who planted grapes here over 100 years ago. When this area was settled by the Portuguese and other Europeans, their penchant for Port came with them. We have crafted a vintage Port that we think those pioneering vignerons would have enjoyed.
  • J. Jaden Red Dessert Wine 2008
  • 100 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? sales@tamayowines.com
  • Visit: www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com
  • $45.00
    Regular
    as of 01/06
    Email

    Order Direct Online
    Phone: (925) 513-8463
    Fax: (925).513-9182 Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["












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