Thomas Rivers Brown
Thomas Rivers Brown is one of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed an interest in wine while 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. Beginning at Turley Estate in the late 1990s, and continuing today at Schrader, Maybach Cellars and others, he crafts beautiful wines that speak of the land and conditions that created them. When asked how he defines great wine, Thomas responds, "I can't really define it, but I know it when I taste it." 2007 was Thomas's first vintage with Jones Family Vineyards. Each year he continues to improve the quality of our wines by working closely with the vineyard team and using small lot fermentation and blending.
Heidi Peterson Barrett
Heidi Peterson Barrett grew up in a winemaking family and was destined to become one of California's leading winemakers. In 1998 Robert Parker listed her as only one of two US based wine heroines and dubbed her the “first lady of wine.” As the winemaker for Jones Family Vineyards vintages 1996 to 2006 she launched our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and The Sisters.