After an illustrious career in professional football, Terry Hoage and his wife, Jennifer, purchased a 26-acre vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. In 2002, they made their first wine under the tutelage of Justin Smith from SAXUM Vineyards, and the adventure that is TH Estate Wines officially began.
Terry and Jennifer have been involved in almost every aspect of the winery from day one. Terry designed and helped assemble the press and shaker tables, engineered and installed the irrigation system, and planted the vineyard (with the exception of 5 acres of Syrah that were designed and planted by John Alban in 1998). Jennifer ran the blending and oak programs, pulling from her exploration of French wine while studying in France, and her extensive experience guiding New Orleans Magazine’s food and wine section.