Santa Monica Mountains, California
Topanga Vineyards world headquarters is located in Topanga Canyon, nestled in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles. Topanga is a Chumash word meaning “where the ocean meets the mountains.” When husband and wife team Sandy Garber and Ralph Meyer settled in Southern California’s Topanga Canyon, their sights were not set on the vineyard way of life. As they looked around the rolling hills of their quiet surroundings, better known as a Hollywood hideaway than an agricultural hotbed, they began to see their home as Los Angeles County’s answer to the Southern Rhône Valley. So began the planting, first 90 vines on their canyon property and then expanding into a grower’s co-op with friends and neighbors. However, these grapes were reserved for home winemaking and entertaining, while Garber and Meyer extended their enterprise into the Central Coast. Their fast-growing commercial venture, under the TV label, combines the couple’s experience in home winemaking with fine fruit sourced from Edna Valley, Clarksburg and the Napa Valley to produce distinctly Californian styles of Rhône-inspired wines.
Grenache Blanc “Celadon” Beeswax Vineyard 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon “Khroma” 2008 (sold out)
Cabernet Sauvignon “Black and White” 2011
Winery website: http://www.tvwinery.com/