Winemaker Christian Tietje is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine, particularly making it, drinking it, and bringing people together to enjoy it. Christian learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. His pursuit for old vine Zinfandel and what he describes as alternative reds led him to the calcareous soils of the Central Coast and Paso Robles.
Today with the help of partners Susan Mahler and Bill Grant, Four Vines has become one of the true adventures in wine. Its lineup of wines is an outrageous conglomeration of Old Vine Zinfandel from multiple appellations; eclectic Rhone blends; Tempranillo; and the original “Naked” Chardonnay from Santa Barbara - all steeped in attitude.