THOMAS GEORGE ESTATES
THOMAS GEORGE ESTATES - 8075 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448 | thomasgeorgeestates.com
Thomas George Estates is run by the father-and-son team of Thomas and Jeremy Baker— who have dedicated themselves to establishing a world-class winery focused on site-specific Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays grown in the cool heart of the Russian River Valley. To realize this vision, the Baker family has assembled an estate program that includes three distinct and coveted vineyards—Baker Ridge, Starr Ridge and Cresta Ridge. Offering a diversity of microclimates, soil types, exposures, vine age and clonal material, these exceptional hillside vineyards provide Thomas George Estates with a complex palette of fruit from which to craft its limited-production wines. These artisan wines are handmade in small lots in a style that emphasizes balance, brightness and terroir-inspired sophistication.
Baker Ridge Vineyard and the Thomas George Estates winery are located just off Westside Road in the acclaimed Middle Reach region of the Russian River Valley. Both the vineyard and winery were originally owned by winemaking legend Davis Bynum, who was the first individual to establish a winery on Westside Road, and the first to bottle a wine using the Russian River Valley appellation designation. Building on this legacy, the Baker family has reinvigorated the vineyard and winery (with Davis’s enthusiastic support), replanting all but the most coveted old Pinot Noir vines, and building a state-of-the-art winemaking facility within the hop kilns buildings that housed the original winery. As part of the revitalization of this beautiful and iconic property, the Bakers have added an expansive crush pad and 8,000 square feet of caves for optimal barrel storage, and winery events. They have also renovated the site’s four guesthouses to underscore Thomas George Estates’ commitment to providing an inspired and casual, yet elegant visitor experience.