Winemaker, Tres Perlas
In 1993, Oscar Renteria was passed the torch and assumed proprietorship of Renteria Vineyard Management, now the third-largest vineyard management company in the North Bay area. Managing prime vineyard land, and continually seeking to increase the quality of these geographically diverse vineyards is the goal. He has implemented new approaches in vineyard technology. While always hands-on and close to the fields, Oscar believes, ???that the infusion of technology is a benefit for the future.??? By combining practical, generational field knowledge with innovative trials and experimentations, the Renteria family has found the balance to produce the finest grapes possible.
Renteria Wines, LLC produced its first wines in 1997, and produces about 2,000 cases annually. Producing an award-winning wine doesn???t happen overnight. But with vision, the integration of family, innovation and hard work anything is possible.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
A vine is like a human being. . . a grapevine can be fruitful and rewarding, ask too much by overproducing and they will resent it the following year, patience and knowledge is needed for a long-term sustainable relationship.