Vintner Barry Waitte founded Tamber Bey Vineyards in 1999, when he purchased a 60-acre vineyard in the Yountville Appellation and an 11-acre property in the renowned Oakville Appellation. This marked Waitte’s entry into the wine business as a grower. He immediately hired vineyard manager Josh Clark to plant and farm the properties with the goal of growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Dijon Chardonnay.
Tamber Bey’s portfolio of wines are made by winemaker Frederic Delivert from Waitte’s estate-grown fruit and from grapes carefully sourced from select vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. The wines are produced at the Sundance Ranch, a world-class equestrian facility in Calistoga that is home to the winery. The Tamber Bey Oakville Estate and Sundance Ranch are home to the Waittes’ Arabian endurance race horses. These horses compete in races covering 50 to 100 miles, and are ridden by Waitte and his wife Jennifer, who is the trainer of these wonderful horses.