Graham Tatomer began working in the wine business at the age of 16 for Santa Barbara Winery. It soon grew into a passion and in 2003, he packed his bags and moved to Austria to get a better grip on the growing and making of Riesling. He was able to find work with Weingut Knoll who also turned him onto the Grüner Veltliner grape. What initially was planned to be a ten-week trip; turned into a year and two additional harvests in the Wachau. From hand sorting Trockenbeerenauslese at midnight; to building stone terraces in the snow using the methods of ancient Rome, Graham left with abundant knowledge of old world winemaking with a focus on Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). In 2008, he founded Tatomer and has since earned his place among the most influential white wine makers in the United States and has expanded to making some very highly acclaimed Pinot Noir, with old world complexity, but California richness. The wines are made with masterful precision and we're proud to have them in the Winestyr portfolio.