Winemaker Joey Tensley
Working his way up from renowned cellars across Santa Barbara County prior to launching the eponymous Tensley Wines in 1998, Winemaker Joey Tensley has become one of California’s most prominent winemakers. His extensive list of accolades include over 200 wines rated 90+ by top publications, with a highly-coveted 99 point rating from Robert Parker, as well as recognition for crafting the Top Syrah in America over $20 from Food and Wine.
Tensley’s signature style focuses on preserving and showcasing the best characteristics of vineyards by minimizing winemaker manipulation and reducing oak treatments. His highly-anticipated work with optik offers an unparalleled expression of Bien Nacido Vineyard, with 6 different selections to experience.