Hosmer (in beige shirt) and staff with farmers John Teixeira (in straw boater) and Shelby Mayfield (in black tank top)
Tomatoes with wine
Parcel 104's Master Sommelier, Randall Bertao, likes wines with clean, focused flavors and a medium acidity to balance the tomatoes ― such as Charles Melton Rosé 2004 (Barossa Valley, Australia; $12) and Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Russian River Valley, CA; $27).
Taste for yourself
Lone Willow Ranch tomatoes are available at the farmers' markets in Los Banos and Madera, California. The ranch also hosts the annual "Tomatoes Night Out," a five-course dinner and tomato tasting (Sep 23; nonmembers $60; 11356 Rd. 5½, Firebaugh, CA; www.slowfoodmadera.org).