Nancy Seaver is the other half of the Seaver Vineyards partnership and, after over 50 years of marriage, is confident in saying she’s the brains behind the operation. Once wearing all the administrative hats Seaver Vineyards called for, Nancy built our sales and marketing from the ground up. She learned in realtime how to run a small business and if you've been a member since the first days of Seaver Vineyards, you probably corresponded with Nancy over email or found yourself on the phone with her if you called us for information. Also an avid photographer, Nancy took nearly all of the photos we now use on our website. She is a life-long accomplished gardener in her own right as well, so growing grapes is a natural fit, and Nancy can often be found in her beautiful terraced flower gardens or out in the vineyard with clippers in hand.
Thomas Brown Winemaker
In 2002, when it was time to hire a winemaker, the Seavers received recommendations for all of the top winemakers in the Valley at the time, and even met with a few. Then one night over dinner, Tom and Nancy had a bottle of wine that made an impression. Looking at the back label they read the name of a winemaker neither had heard of before; Thomas Brown.
Tom would say that he knew within the first few minutes of meeting Thomas that he wanted to hire him. He would brag that his winemaker was an English major while in college who had never gone to school for enology. “He’s self-taught!” he would say as he slid a glass of GTS to you across the table. He gave Thomas only one directive when they agreed to work together; make the best wine you can from this vineyard.
Originally from Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed an interest in wine while at the University of Virginia. After moving to the Napa Valley, 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 makes some of the most sought-after wines to come out of the region. With a singular intuitive sense of balance and patience, he 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."
Hardin Vineyard Management Vineyard Manager
In 2008, when Matt Hardin began working at the "Seaver Ranch" as he calls it, he quickly realized that not taking yourself too seriously, being willing to play catch in the vineyard every now and then, and not being afraid to rib the client back was the key to a long-lasting working relationship with Tom Seaver. Matt has been the vineyard management boots on the ground for Seaver Vineyards for nearly all of the subsequent years since then and brings an intimate knowledge of our site, our vines, and our history to his approach to farming our vineyard.
Founded in 2021 with the mission of carrying on the tradition of responsible agriculture and preservation, Hardin Vineyard Management (HVM) is one of the most in-demand and forward thinking full-service vineyard management and development companies in the Napa Valley. HVM is comprised of the talented team of Matt Hardin, Mike Loconto, Luke McMullen, and Danny Alfaro. They bring together not only Matt's lifetime of agriculture experience (his family has been farming Napa land since 1849) but also the experience and expertise of having all worked closely together since 2010.
HVM doesn’t farm block by block. They farm vine by vine, employing the sustainable, organic, and biodynamic principles that will express each site with purity and sophistication. Their in-depth experience with every stage of the viticultural process allows them to farm with a focus on the end result and work seamlessly alongside winemakers. With an unwavering commitment to process and communication, HVM thoughtfully tends the land responsible for some of Napa’s most iconic and acclaimed wines.
Anne Seaver Chief Financial Officer
Anne is the CFO of Seaver Vineyards and Tom and Nancy’s youngest daughter. She has worked at Seaver Vineyards for eight years and during that time was lovingly called “Girl Friday” because she did anything and everything we needed - not least of which was managing the business accounting while also making sure everyone on staff was fed and watered. As CFO, she manages all aspects of the financial side of Seaver Vineyards while still continuing to do it all. If you interact with us on social media, it is most likely Anne that you will communicate with and by night, Anne is the owner of Hot Yoga Calistoga (now in its sixth year). An avid collector of animals, her current menagerie consists of three rescue Pit Bulls and two parrots.
Karen Seaver Manager
Karen started working for Seaver Vineyards in 2009 after a weekend social visit with Tom and Nancy (Karen is married to their nephew, Arlo) turned into a working visit. Conversations over dinner about wine orders and shipping led to weekly conversations about business systems and strategies and the rest is history. Karen is originally from Massachusetts and is a Boston University graduate with a diverse professional background that has led to small business management and consulting. Karen manages Seaver Vineyards' operations, including all of our sales and marketing, and if you call or email us it’s Karen you will speak to. But, truth be told, she would spend all of her time out in the vineyard if she could.