Sean Thackrey

USA, California

Since 1980 until his death in 2022, Sean Thackrey had 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 had used 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. Grapes were sourced from many locations throughout California, and the wines were made in a very artisanal way at his small Bolinas winery. Self-taught, and with clear natural talent and flair, Sean was the antithesis of corporate wine-making so rife in this part of the wine world and will be sorely missed.