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MEET THE INDUSTRIOUS VINTNERS PIONEERING A BETTER TOMORROW
In 1962, a barber from Jalisco, Mexico came to California and would eventually work with some of the pioneers of the Napa Valley winegrowing business. Salvador Renteria, along with his wife, Luisa, would build one of the most important vineyard management companies in the area, becoming a farming force at a pivotal time in Napa Valley history. While working on projects at Sterling, Dalla Valle, Screaming Eagle and many others, the family became more and more dedicated to meticulous vineyard practices.
Their son, Oscar Renteria would continue the family mission, focusing on distinguished vineyard clients while bringing innovations to farming practices and the well-being of farm workers. After decades of continuous improvements, Renteria Vineyard Management became a leader in the industry. After 40 years of working vines for others, Oscar was proud to claim the deed to the family’s first estate vineyards.
To complete the circle, the best grapes of these vineyards are curated and hand-selected to make small batches of premium wine. But what to call these precious wines?
Many names were discussed while sitting around the dinner table. Now a grandfather, Salvador said “Tres Perlas of course”, his name for the three granddaughters, the future of the family. Spanish for three pearls these wines are thoughtfully crafted with the next generation in mind.Since 1962 we’ve dedicated ourselves to sharpening the right instincts to combine with field data in an endless pursuit of growing the finest wine grapes possible. Our family has been steward to many historic vineyards and remains focused on continually improving our farming methods.
No matter how far things advance, never be afraid to go with your gut. We believe the best methods combine practical experience with innovative technologies. Both long-term planning and adaptability are essential to the success of our vineyards and winemaking. Our on-going pursuit has been, and always will be, to sustain deep connections to the earth and to the people of Napa Valley.
Oscar likes to think ahead. He’s constantly thinking of how to implement new vineyard technologies across Napa Valley, improve the way of life for his vineyard workers, and discover new ways to celebrate with his family. His vision, energy, and imagination are what draw people to him.
Denise brings balance to Oscar, their familia, and Tres Perlas. Together they expanded their Vineyard Management company and continue to raise their three daughters, Bella, Mia and Gabriella, the inspiration behind Tres Perlas. It is Denise’s incredible style and warmth that drive the feeling of our brand.
Remarkable things can happen when farmer and winemaker speak the same language. Kirk and Oscar can spend hours in the vineyard poring over the details of quality winegrowing. Growing up in Rutherford and surrounded some of the world’s best vines, some of Kirk’s first memories were the heat of harvest, the cool smell of a wine cellar, and scouting Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards with his "understanding a specific vineyard and the hidden potential of a site is imperative to the optimizing the quality of wine that can be made." Long before he earned a degree at University of California, Davis, winemaking had been central to Kirk’s life. After returning home, he developed Venge Vineyards alongside his father Nils, a winemaking pioneer and icon in his own right.
The future of our estate wines is a vital plot of Cabernet Sauvignon that bridges Oakville to Rutherford. The vineyard is balanced on the cusp of these two legendary wine growing AVAs (American Viticulture Areas) that have a reputation for producing some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon wines. We’re inspired because this 40-acre ranch brings us full circle from where Salvador Renteria first set foot in Napa Valley.
You can achieve much when you earn the contract, but so much more when you hold the deed. Renteria Brown Ranch embodies our ascension from vineyard workers to estate owners. Just under 30 acres planted to different combinations of clones and rootstock make these rolling slopes a dynamic vineyard site. We have just begun to unlock this vineyard’s potential to produce exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.
Tended by the Beckstoffer family and perhaps the most famous vineyard in Napa Valley, To Kalon was first planted in 1868 and has produced, undeniably, some of Napa Valley’s best wines. Planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with modern trellising and tight vine spacing, this vineyard has consistently produced highly coveted wines for decades. We are pleased to present the quality of Beckstoffer To Kalon as the core of Desde Luisa, our reserve wine dedicated to the matriarch of our family.
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