Thomas Rivers Brown


Thomas Rivers Brown is one of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley. Thomas, originally from Sumter, South Carolina, developed an interest in wine while studying History and English at the University of Virginia. Later he expanded his knowledge of wines from all the world’s great regions while working at All Seasons Wine Shop in Calistoga, CA. Thomas began making wine in the late 1990s and today he makes some of the most sought-after wines to come out of the Napa Valley, including his own project, Rivers-Marie. Thomas crafts beautiful wines that speak of the land and the conditions that created them. As testament to this, in October 2008, Thomas made history as the youngest winemaker to score not just one, but two perfect “100 point” scores from Robert M. Parker, The Wine Advocate. When asked how he defines great wine Thomas responds, “I can’t really define it, but I know it when I taste it.”