The Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery was founded in 2001 by Marvin & Paulette Teixeira with the planting of a small vineyard on their cattle ranch.
Tres Hermanas which means the Three Sisters, was named for their three daughters, Stacey, Tracey & Marcey.

winery Our label is a picture of the barn that exhibits the JT cattle brand, which was Marvin's fathers brand used to identify cattle today. The barn still exists on the winery property. The ranch is still headquarters for the family cattle operation.

Our first harvest was in the fall of 2003 with the tasting room opening in July of 2007.

Tres Hermanas Winery
9660 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria
Between Zaca Mesa and Foxen Wineries
Tel: 805-937-8451
or
Drop by our new Tasting Room in Los Olivos:
2948 San Marcos Avenue, Los Olivos

We are now offering an opportunity to enjoy a private barrel tasting with our winemaker, Mark Horvath.  You will enjoy a more in-depth discussion of the winemaking process and have an opportunity to ask all of those questions about wine you've always wanted to ask…all while tasting directly from barrels aging in our cellar.  Advanced appointments are necessary so call the tasting room today for more details and to schedule your visit.




Current on-line Cellar Specials


2009 Dos Blanc

- $99.00 Case

2007 Syrah

- $120.00 Case

2007 Syrah 75%, Sangiovese 25%

- $99.00 Case


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    2009 Merlot

    This wine has a beautiful dark ruby hue. The aroma is a seductive mixture of sweet fruit and spicy wood. Layers of black cherry, plum and spice mix with a touch of new French oak to create a very enticing nose. On the palate the wine is soft with velvety tannins but maintains enough backbone (acidity) to finish crisp and clean.

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    2009 Cuvee Braylie

    On the palate red fruits are front and center with cherry, plum and pomegranate all in the mix. The finish brings that wood note back and nicely balanced acidity and tannin keep the wine fresh and lively. This is a complex wine that is drinking great now but will certainly benefit from some time in a cool, dark cellar.

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    2007 Syrah

    This wine is very Northern Rhône in style, with a blast of white pepper, cherry and blackberry flavors laced with leather and wild herb notes, and the tannins are sizable.

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    2007 Syrah/Cabernet (65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon)

    Aged 30 months in French Oak Barrels. Big, ripe and tightly wound, with a range of black cherry, wild berry, currant, anise and prune notes. Turns elegant and polished on the finish.

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    2007 Syrah/Sangiovese

    Fully mature, this mouth filling supple wine has a savory side. With beefy notes of bouillon and soy, then adding leather coffee and mixed berries. The long finish gracefully blends sweet and savory, and then adds adjusting of fine tannins to keep everything in place.

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    2009 Barbera

    Bright ruby red in color, this wine has a very expressive aroma of fresh blackberries along with baking spices and just a hint of the toasty oak it lived in for nearly two years. On the palate blackberries and sour cherry dominate with characteristic Barbera acidity adding mouthwatering structure.

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    2008 Cab/Merlot

    Deep ruby red in color. Dark fruits and spice dominate the nose with black cherry and plum out in front. Dusty herbs and sweet oak round out the very expressive nose. On the palate a core of cherry fruit with hints of pomegranate and figs is framed by round tannin and snappy acidity.

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    2009 Hermanas Cuvee

    Beautiful deep red color with shimmering clarity. Ripe fruit and rich earthy aromas are prevalent on the nose. Cherries and blackberries are woven together with cedar and spice. On the palate this wine is soft and juicy with more of the cherry fruit quality coming out. Medium bodied with great balance between acidity and tannin. It should age gracefully for another 5 to 7 years.

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    2008 Merlot Barrel Select

    Fabulous aromas of crushed berries, vanilla and chocolate, with pure fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tanning and a long, caressing finish. All in texture A gorgeous and seductive young wine.

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    2008 Refosco

    Beautiful dark ruby red color. This wine has an enticing nose of dried cherries and raspberries with a generous amount of baking spices and a touch of vanilla from new French oak barrels. On the palate the wine has a sweet juicy mouth feel with more cherries and berries as well as great minerality.

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    2009 Dolcetto

    Bright, shimmering ruby red in color. This wine is very expressive on the nose and boasts aromas of fresh strawberries, cherry-cola and red licorice. On the palate the wine is soft and juicy with lots of the ripe cherry-berry flavors the aroma suggests. The finish shifts a bit to a more savory impression that will help this wine pair well with a wide array of foods.

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    2008 Sangiovese

    Very plush and lush, offering deep, ripe aromas of blackberries, currents, violets, herbs and smokey cedar. Beautiful floral rose petal notes show through as well. Medium in body with great fruit weight and soft but lingering tannins.

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    Tres Hermanas 2009 Cuvée Sadie

    60% Viognier 40% Chardonnay
    Shimmering light golden straw in color. The aroma is light, bright and filled with lemon lime zest. There are white flowers and fresh peach notes. On the palate the wine is light in body and has crisp acidity that marries well with the hints of citrus. The finish is dry and crisp.

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    2009 Malvasia Bianca

    With a vibrant light gold color, this wine boasts an exotic nose of white flowers, ripe pears, honey and hints of allspice. It is round and fruity on the palate with a crisp clean finish. Although the fruitiness of the wine gives the impression of sweetness this wine is completely dry.

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    2010 Chardonnay

    Shimmering gold in color. The nose is bright and fresh with lemon/lime zest, vanilla bean and a slight yeasty quality from its time on the lees. On the palate, crisp acidity frames flavors of fresh golden apples and pears, alongside stone fruits like nectarine and apricot. The finish is dry and mineral driven.

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    2009 Fumé Blanc

    Bright citrus and floral notes jump from the glass along with hints of dried thyme and vanilla. On the palate this wine has a zesty, lemon-lime quality accented by white peaches and fresh green apples. There is a core of vibrant acidity that is crisp and refreshing and will help this wine pair with a wide range of foods.

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    2009 Dos Blanc

    (55% Sauvignon Blanc; 45% Chenin Blanc) You’ll find sweet fruit on the nose including melon, apricots and a lemon lime zing. This wine is dry and elegant, blasting a lush mouth feel and finishes with a wet stone, mineral complexity.

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    2009 Pinot Gris

    Shimmering pale straw in color, there are aromas of citrus blossoms and peaches along with a distinctive baking spice note (nutmeg?). On the palate the wine is crisp and bright with lemon zest, peaches and apricots. It has a streak of minerality as well as zippy acidity, all of which make this wine a great food companion and a no brainer for summertime fun.

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    2008 Fume Blanc

    With a pale straw color, the nose of this wine boasts vibrant lemon-lime zest and a subtle grassy component along with a sweet caramel note. On the palate the wine is fresh and bright with more of the citrus notes joined by stone fruits and a slate like minerality.

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    2009 Cuvee Haliegh

    This wine exhibits aromas of baked apples and white flowers along side the more earthy notes of olive and slate. On the palate there is a lively texture with flavors of honeydew melon, peaches and mineral. This wine is crisp and dry but rich enough to stand up to a wide range of different foods.

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    2009 Grenache Blanc

    Bright, crisp and refreshing, our 09 Grenache Blanc boasts white flowers, dried apricots and pear on the nose. On the palate the crisp pear notes continue along with a slate like minerality and mouthwatering acidity.

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    2010 Muscat Canelli

    Pale straw in color, this wine has a vibrant aroma filled with freshly cut flowers and stone fruits. Honeysuckle and jasmine interact with peaches, apricots and bit of tangerine. Although fermented to dryness this wine comes across the palate as slightly sweet due to a terrific balance of alcohol and acidity.

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    2011 Muscat Canelli

    This wine has a pale straw in color. The nose is very expressive and boasts floral notes of jasmine or orange blossom along with a distinctive wet stone minerality. A spicy lemon/lime zest is also present. On the palate there are juicy apricot and peach flavors that work nicely with the slightly sweet finish. This is a great wine to enjoy with all kinds of spicy food.

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Plan your dream event at Tres Hermanas Vineyard and Winery
Suited for a variety of events including wedding ceremonies, receptions, private parties or company events. The possibilities are endless with multiple spectacular event spaces to suit your festivity.

The Tres Hermanas Vineyard and Winery is catered to small or large events with indoor and outdoor locations. This location offers spectacular views and scenery in a quiet country environment. Event spaces include our outdoor 24,000 square feet of lawn suitable for any size tent, surrounded by our estate Syrah Vineyard, rose gardens, waterfalls, built in dance floor, and over looked by huge oak trees. The indoor facilities include our 1940's historic barn newly restored to suit anyone's style. Great for ceremonies and receptions! Our patio also serves as an addition to the barn, with a built in bar and catering unit, suited well for most parties.

Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, the quiet country atmosphere is a perfect place to hold your special event. This family owned cattle ranch and winery strives to insure your day is perfect on all levels. The friendly staff can provide you with local caterers and other vendors at your request. Also we have tables and chairs on site for your convenience. Please do not hesitate to call for availability we are limited on events.




events at tres hermanasCeremony Site
This site is popular for wedding ceremonies. Enjoy your day being the head of attention reciting your vows on our oak stage centered underneath a 200 year old oak tree. This site has plenty of room for your guests to sit and enjoy your quiet ceremony while enjoying the scenic views of vineyard and surrounding mountains. Behind the stage sits huge rocks and landscaped grounds that surround a self flowed waterfall and pond.







wedding at tres hermanasFront Lawn
This location is the most favored for a reception site for weddings at the winery. The manicured lawn is surrounded by oak trees and roses with views of our Syrah vines. Our popular dance floor 30X30 offers enough room for guests to enjoy your music. Available at your request white lighting around the dance floor, that lights up the park. A very popular site where guests can dance under the stars.

Historic Barn
This 1940's barn has been updated to suite anyone's style. Great for wedding ceremonies, receptions or any public or private event. Bathrooms and bar available inside for easy convenience, all wheelchair accessible.



events at tres hermanasPatio
Our patio is perfect to entertain guests before and after your event. With a built in catering unit and bar it suites well for any size festivity.




Mark Horvath - Winemaker Mark Horvath began his winemaking career moonlighting with good friend and Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kimiji. The opportunity to taste and learn about wines from around the world, one on one, with one of the country's most celebrated Sommeliers helped Mark to develop a well rounded palate. Once bit by the wine bug he became obsessed with the idea of making wine himself. Along with his wife Wendy, they quit their jobs and moved to Sonoma to immerse themselves in the wine business.
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Mark took a position at Carmenet Winery, high atop Moon Mountain in the Sonoma Valley. Hired on as a cellar worker he quickly moved from there to the lab and was able to experience and gain knowledge of many aspects of the winemaking process. While at Carmenet Mark took most every course offered by UC Davis' extension program and it was during a four-day course in Viticulture that he met a group of young winemakers from Santa Barbara County. Their passion and excitement for this up and coming wine region was highly infectious.

Mark and Wendy visited the Santa Ynez Valley many times over the next year and when Bryan Babcock advertised a position for an assistant winemaker, Mark jumped at the opportunity. Santa Barbara County had yet to gain much national attention and the Sta. Rita Hills had not yet been established as an appellation and they found themselves quickly becoming a part of this relatively new winegrowing region. Mark stayed on at Babcock for five years and spent the last two as Bryan's Associate Winemaker, in charge of all winemaking responsibilities. While at Babcock, Mark began a new winemaking project on the side with his great friend and colleague, Kenneth Gummere.

They started with a single barrel of Pinot Noir from the 2000 vintage and with one delicious wine under their belts formed the partnership Kenneth-Crawford Wines. Over the next ten years they produced some of the regions finest and most sought after Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache. Never wanting a dull moment and always looking to broaden his winemaking knowledge, Mark recently took over the winemaking responsibilities at Tres Hermanas Winery. Now with the opportunity to add some Italian varietals to his repertoire of wines, Mark is excited to see how this next chapter of his winemaking story unfolds.