Trattore Wines, named for the Italian word for “tractor“, shows all the passions of its founder, Tim Bucher, a local farm boy with great style and successes, who is described thusly: Owner, Farmer and Tractor Enthusiast. Quality and value, from soil to foil, an emphasis on Rhone varietals with the illustrious team of Kerry Damskey winemaker and Dan Rotlisberger assistant winemaker, and a keen stewardship of their 40 acres in DCV, produce 100% estate wines. Bucher brings not only a love of this area to the game, but also an education that took him from UC Davis, to Stanford to Silicon Valley and back home- he innovates, creates and excels and his wines show that attention to detail. Dry Creek Olive Company, sister to the winery, also creates delicious estate oils- from soil to oil- that complement the wines and can also be tasted there in the Timber Crest Farms location. The olive oils came about when Bucher found 150-year-old still productive olive trees on his 40 acre estate- and now he has 2000 trees and a nursery, as well as a state-of-the-art milling and bottling location there at the TR, where he also mills oils for many neighbors. Trattore welcomes guests daily, as well as for
special events, and sports a fantastic Wine Club, plus the opportunity to not only taste, but schedule a vineyard tour at the estate just up the road- incipient site of the next TR!
Here at the Timber Crest location, you can relax and picnic on Trattore’s own patio, or enjoy a bit of bocce and a larger picnic area over by the All You Can Pick Flower Garden.
Here’s looking at you, kids.