Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started Tor Kenward Family Wines, a small wine company based on single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays.
Their winemaking is driven by the same philosophy: constantly striving for the best, whatever it takes. Tor works exclusively with small cooperage houses in France to ensure they have the best barrels, and uses natural yeasts for both primary and secondary fermentations. Grapes are hand sorted, and their wines are crafted in very small cuvees so as to receive minimal handling. "If we harvest what we consider world-class grapes, our job as winemakers is to stay out of the way. That takes experience and patience, but can be very rewarding when it all comes together," explains Tor.
Tor Kenward is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):