Thomas has earned his place as one of the most talented winemakers in the Napa Valley and maybe even on Planet Earth! Thomas was born in Sumter, South Carolina and attended the University of Virginia. He moved to the Napa Valley soon after graduating and started his career working for Turley Wine Cellars in 1997. He is a winemaker, focusing on high end Cabernet, for over a dozen wine brands including Schrader, Maybach, Revana, and Rivers-Marie. Robert Parker has ranked six of his wines with perfect 100 point scores and was awareded Winemaker of the Year in 2010.
Wallis Family Estate currently has our wines produced at Thomas's new winery venture at 3730 Silverado Trail in Calistoga. We are extremely proud of what Thomas has done with our wines, and look forward to many more years of his creativity.
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