Owner & Winemaker, Tom Eddy Winery, Calistoga, CA
A lifelong Californian, Tom Eddy completed his enology degree at the University
of California Davis in 1974, part of a group of talented 1970’s grads credited for
the meteoric rise in the quality of California wines.
Prior to starting the Tom Eddy label in 1991, Tom was the winemaker for some
of the largest and smallest wineries in California. As a recognized industry
expert, and noteworthy writer about all things “Wine”, over the past 40 years
Tom has left a personal stamp on many winery operations in Napa, Sonoma,
Washington, Oregon and around the world.
Kerry Eddy is also a UC Davis grad, and became the first female sommelier in
Hawaii. Kerry later went to work for Wine Spectator magazine in New York as
Director of Education and Information. Upon meeting Tom, she relocated to
the Napa Valley and continued working for Wine Specator in San Francisco.
Nowadays, Kerry can often be found in the tasting room or teaching art at the
local elementary school. Kerry’s artwork adorns the premises.
True to his passion of artistic winemaking, Tom and his wife Kerry constructed
a classically designed, efficient, yet small winery, along with a beautiful cave
dug deep into the mountain. Today Tom Eddy Winery sits on 22 gorgeous acres
of Napa County, 1,000 feet above the valley floor. The Cabernet Sauvignon
produced from these vineyards is rich, flavorful and elegant, with intense fruit
flavor and a rich complex structure.
Join Tom and Kerry Eddy on a magical experience: 4 nights in Spain visiting
Madrid, Segovia, Penefiel and Salamanca, followed by a 7-night voyage down
Portugal’s Douro River Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday dedicated to
food and fine wine.