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Our Story

"Grow the best fruit possible and turn it into the best wine possible with as little interference as possible."

Tanner Vineyards
Tanner Vineyards is owned and operated by the Tanner family—Dick and Nanette, Ron and Annie, and their children. Our goal is to produce the wines we love to drink and share with friends: bold, drinkable reds and crisp, smooth whites.
Our handcrafted, estate grown, small production wines come from our 32-acre vineyard in Vallecito, just outside the scenic gold rush town of Murphys, California. The soil is rocky and volcanic, which leads to wines that are concentrated and intense, yet beautifully balanced.
We grow and produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Barbera, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Vermentino, Viognier, Rosé and several blends. Our wine is available only through our website, tasting room, wine club and a few local restaurants and markets.
Our roots in winemaking date to the mid-1800s when our great grandfather Angelo Sciaccaluga - a winemaker by trade - emigrated from Italy and became the first licensed winemaker in Calaveras County, California. Our Carignane blend – Angelo’s Red – was named in his honor. Our signature red blend – Mélange de Mère – was named after our mother, Jacqueline Tanner.

Jacqueline Tanner, circa 1940s

About Murphys and Calaveras County, California

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