Originally from Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas Rivers Brown made his way to Napa Valley in the mid-1990's, after graduating from the University of Virginia and traveling throughout France to study wine and terroir.
One of the country's top talents, Thomas was named 2010's winemaker of the year by Food & Wine magazine. He has been in Napa since 1997, where he began his career at Turley Cellars and now makes wines for select premium labels. Over the last decade, Thomas has received not just one but ten 100-point Wine Advocate Parker scores to go along with two 100-point awards from Wine Spectator. Beyond generosity and roundness in tannins, his wines have few common traits and are very individual.