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Our Story

De Tierra Vineyards began in 1998 as an organic grape-growing operation in the Salinas Valley by Tom Russell, an agriculture professional from Phoenix, Arizona. Russell had transitioned the majority of his conventional row crop vegetable operation to organic in the early 1990’s, and had great success in the California market. Russell was passionate about wine and farming, and wanted to explore the benefits of organic farming with wine grapes. Russell teamed up with friend and winemaker of Vignalta Italy, Lucio Gomiero, and planned to develop an organic vineyard in the Corral de Tierra Valley. The site was selected, a south-west facing, 40-acre farm, just 15 miles from the Salinas Valley. Through this partnership, De Tierra Vineyards was born.

De Tierra started as a common goal amongst good friends, and is blossoming into a thriving artisanal brand with distribution in over 20 states, numerous accolades, an active wine club, and a burgeoning team of experienced wine enthusiasts at its helm.

Our Story

De Tierra Vineyards began in 1998 as an organic grape-growing operation in the Salinas Valley by Tom Russell, an agriculture professional from Phoenix, Arizona. Russell had transitioned the majority of his conventional row crop vegetable operation to organic in the early 1990’s, and had great success in the California market. Russell was passionate about wine and farming, and wanted to explore the benefits of organic farming with wine grapes. Russell teamed up with friend and winemaker of Vignalta Italy, Lucio Gomiero, and planned to develop an organic vineyard in the Corral de Tierra Valley. The site was selected, a south-west facing, 40-acre farm, just 15 miles from the Salinas Valley. Through this partnership, De Tierra Vineyards was born.

De Tierra started as a common goal amongst good friends, and is blossoming into a thriving artisanal brand with distribution in over 20 states, numerous accolades, an active wine club, and a burgeoning team of experienced wine enthusiasts at its helm.

About Us

De Tierra Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery producing handcrafted, award-winning wines from the California Central Coast. Owners, Jeff Meacham and Andrew Schoenfeld are dedicated to the rich history and traditions of De Tierra. “We are very fortunate for our continued close partnership with the Russell Vineyards where De Tierra’s founder planted our first varietals in 1998. The Vineyard’s location affords us favorable and unique soils lending to our consistent premium wines of superb quality. Jeff and Andrew continue De Tierra’s commitment to producing superior quality boutique wines.

About Us

De Tierra Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery producing handcrafted, award-winning wines from the California Central Coast. Owners, Jeff Meacham and Andrew Schoenfeld are dedicated to the rich history and traditions of De Tierra. “We are very fortunate for our continued close partnership with the Russell Vineyards where De Tierra’s founder planted our first varietals in 1998. The Vineyard’s location affords us favorable and unique soils lending to our consistent premium wines of superb quality. Jeff and Andrew continue De Tierra’s commitment to producing superior quality boutique wines.

Our Wine

De Tierra creates delicious award winning and hand harvested wines to share from the unique terroir of Monterey County. The Russell Vineyards are located deep in Corral de Tierra at the foot of Mount Toro, between Santa Lucia Highlands and Carmel Valley in Monterey County in what John Steinbeck called “the pastures of heaven”. De Tierra, as the name suggests, focuses on providing the best representation “of the land”. Great wines begin in the vineyard, and it is our goal to translate the defining flavors of the terroir into great wine.

De Tierra currently produces 9 varietals; Sparkling Brut, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc as well as 2 Red Blends. All of their wines are made with grapes from high quality vineyards in Monterey County and beyond. De Tierra’s mission is to make hand crafted, premium wines with the best fruit California has to offer. Our tasting room is located in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Our Wine

De Tierra creates delicious award winning and hand harvested wines to share from the unique terroir of Monterey County. The Russell Vineyards are located deep in Corral de Tierra at the foot of Mount Toro, between Santa Lucia Highlands and Carmel Valley in Monterey County in what John Steinbeck called “the pastures of heaven”. De Tierra, as the name suggests, focuses on providing the best representation “of the land”. Great wines begin in the vineyard, and it is our goal to translate the defining flavors of the terroir into great wine.

De Tierra currently produces 9 varietals; Sparkling Brut, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc as well as 2 Red Blends. All of their wines are made with grapes from high quality vineyards in Monterey County and beyond. De Tierra’s mission is to make hand crafted, premium wines with the best fruit California has to offer. Our tasting room is located in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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