About Tom Gore

Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time he learned to walk, he was stomping alongside his dad, getting dirty and taking care of the grapes. For Tom Gore, farming isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. His family helped develop the vineyards of Northern California into a world-class winemaking region, and Tom’s childhood was spent among the vines. He has worked every harvest since he was seven years old, and has always known farming grapes would be his life’s work.

Good wines start long before the harvest. They start in the vineyards with a farmer. With Tom Gore Vineyards, Tom is stepping out from behind the scenes to tell the story of the farmer’s role and to create wines that prove what insiders have long known—great wines start with the work of a farmer.

As Tom puts it, “Much like a chef needs outstanding ingredients to let a dish shine, a winemaker needs high-quality grapes to make a very good wine.” Tom sees his wines as time capsules, or expressions of the growing season, and is most proud of explaining what he does as a farmer—connecting people to the earth and telling the story of where the wine comes from. The work of a farmer.