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Tortoise Creek Wines


France and California


Tortoise Creek is a range of very fine varietal wines from the Languedoc district of the South of France and California, all of which represent exceptional value.

Tortoise Creek was created by a British couple, Mel and Janie Master who lived much of their lives in the wine business in the South of France as well as California. During their time in France, they developed close relationships with many of the top growers and winemakers in the Languedoc and have been producing wines from this area since 1990. The wines are named after their home in France, “Le Riseau de Tortue” meaning Tortoise Creek.

The concept with Tortoise Creek has always been to work more with the individual grower and less with the large cooperatives. The wines are sourced from different vineyards and blended to produce the best possible examples of the varietal and the terroir from which they come. We work closely with our growers in California and France to hand craft our selections.

Tortoise Creek is a partnership between Mel and Janie Master, their son, Charlie Master and the national importing company Winesellers Ltd.

All of our Californian wines are from certified sustainably farmed vineyards

Lodi Rules Protected Harvest