Sean Thackrey

USA, California

Since 1980, Sean Thackrey has been producing wines that are quite simply extraordinary wines that have developed a loyal, die-hard following - and rightfully so. not only for the incredible quality and complexity, but also for the relative value they present. Sean uses some unique winemaking techniques, often drawing from historic, sometimes ancient, winemaking practices from all over the world. Famously leaving the freshly picked bunches out, in open-topped bins, for a day and a night under the stars. He sources grapes from many locations throughout California, and makes all his wines in a very artisanal way at his small Bolinas winery. Self-taught, and with clear natural talent and flair, Sean is the antithesis of corporate wine-making so rife in this part of the wine world.