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Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate Joins Folio Fine Wine Partners

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Tesseron family targets future growth for prestigious Napa Valley property

Napa, CA — Wednesday July 12, 2023 — Folio Fine Wine Partners, a leading national importer of fine wines, is pleased to announce the addition of Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate to its portfolio, effective September 1, 2023. The partnership further strengthens Folio’s Napa Valley portfolio, and its vision to represent the world’s finest family-owned and managed wine producers.

“We are delighted to partner with Folio Fine Wine Partners,” said Noé Tesseron, a member of the Tesseron family. “Folio is a highly respected and renowned name in the industry with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the fine wine market. We are confident that this partnership will help us to further grow the Pym-Rae brand and share our wines with even more wine lovers across the United States.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Tesseron family to the Folio portfolio,” said Tim Norris, CEO of Folio Fine Wine Partners. “Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate is one of the most exciting Napa Valley producers, and since the first vintage in 2016, has quickly established itself as a highly sought-after wine among serious wine collectors and buyers. We are confident that our partnership will help to further elevate the brand and look forward to working with the Tesseron family to drive their long-term success.”

Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate was founded in 2016 by the Tesseron family, whose interests also include Tesseron Cognac and Bordeaux’s Château Pontet-Canet. This altitude vineyard was planted more than thirty years ago by its previous owner, the late Robin Williams, to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, varieties the family mastered through their fifty years of ownership of Pontet-Canet.

Grown with organic, biodynamic, and dry farming methods on the rocky hillsides of Mount Veeder, Pym-Rae is a Bordeaux blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Made by winemaker Jérôme Ledit in consultancy with Michel Rolland, the wine is an expression of 30 year-old-vines, planted across 18.5 acres, from three grape varieties, two vineyard blocks and expressed in a singular wine.

About Pym-Rae

In 2016 the Tesseron family became the owners of Villa Sorriso (Villa of Smiles), the former property of the late actor, Robin WilliamsThe property included the 30-year-old vineyards planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, varieties the family were familiar with through their ownership of Pontet-Canet. The actor christened the vineyard with the middle names of his children PYM” and “RAE. As a sign of respect to the previous owners, the Tesserons retained the name as an homage to Williams and the property.

About Folio Fine Wine Partners

Founded by the Michael Mondavi Family in 2004, Folio Fine Wine Partners is an importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world’s premier and emerging wine regions, providing sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from California, Italy, France, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Washington State, and Austria. For more information about Folio Fine Wine Partners, visit www.foliowine.com or social media channels on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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