Mano Tinta, “Red Hand”, is a wine dedicated to the pride and commitment of farm workers to their craft. All of the grapes, materials and services used to make this wine were donated. Profits from the sales of Mano Tinta benefit the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment created by Brian and Johnine Talley to support farm workers and their families in San Luis Obispo County.
This inaugural vintage of 2013 Mano Tinta Sauvignon Blanc is barrel aged for a richer, fuller mouthfeel, recalling on the winemaking style of Talley Vineyards original Sauvignon Blanc. The painting featured on the label was created by nine year old Jose Juan Rico and is the same as the first vintage of Mano Tinta, the 2004 Syrah. Tropical and rich, the nose expresses bright notes of peach, guava, honeysuckle and lime. Unctuous, with flavors of citrus blossom, honeydew and toasted oak, the palate is perfectly mature. Enjoy this expansive wine with an appetizer of goat's milk cheese or baked tilapia.
Welcome to Talley Vineyards
Our 30th Anniversary makes me reminisce. In the spring of 1986, the first vintage of our wines was still on the vine. I was a student at Berkeley, Johnine was at Cal Poly and my mother was selling our produce. My father and our first vineyard manager, John Seitzer, had made wines in 1984 and 1985 which convinced my dad that he needed to hire a professional winemaker, Steve Rasmussen. Both the East and West Hillsides of the Rincon Vineyard had been planted, but most of the vineyard wasn’t yet bearing fruit. Rosemary’s Vineyard did not exist yet, nor did any of our current production facilities. It would be another 7 years before we would produce our first single vineyard selections from our Rincon and Rosemary’s Vineyards. Over the next 30 years, so many wonderful things have happened—Talley Vineyards has thrived and grown, our chardonnay and pinot noir have come to be recognized as some of the best in California and we employ a great team of people, many with more than ten years of service to the company. But our mission has stayed true to my parent’s original vision when they started: to make and share distinctive wines that capture the special character of our place. Cheers! - Brian Talley
All Talley Vineyards, Bishop’s Peak and Mano Tinta wines are handcrafted at the Talley Vineyards winery to reflect three generations of family farming history in San Luis Obispo County.
These wines can be ordered online Many of these wines have limited availability and are only available for purchase at the winery or online. See our Holiday Shipping Rates and Deadlines.
The best way to enjoy Talley Vineyards and Bishop’s Peak wines is as a member of one of our wine clubs. We are pleased to offer membership in either our Talley Family or Estate Subscriber Programs.
Take a look at the descriptions of our clubs to decide which club is the right one for you.