Exceptional wines
are made in three places —
the vineyard, the cellar,
and the heart and soul
of a dedicated team.

Thomas Brown THOMAS RIVERS BROWN
• Winemaker & Partner

Thomas Brown is one of the most exciting talents in winemaking today. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed a keen interest in fine wine while attending the University of Virginia. He followed his interest to California’s wine country where he handcrafts a premier portfolio of wines that consistently garner the country’s highest awards and honors. Being an avid collector and connoisseur of fine Burgundies, Aston Estate provides Thomas an ideal environment to express his personal passion blended with his professional expertise.
   
ULISES VALDEZ ULISES VALDEZ
• Vineyard Manager

Without question, Ulises Valdez is THE vineyard authority for Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. A legend in his own time, Ulises has earned a superstar reputation (complete with a first name only moniker) for vineyard excellence throughout the wine industry. Originally from Mexico, Ulises followed his dream and traveled northward to the Sonoma Coast appellation and quickly made the region his own. Our hats go off to Ulises and his dedicated team for their outstanding effort and spectacular results to bring forward the very best from our Aston Estate.
 
FRED & CAROL SCHRADER FRED & CAROL SCHRADER
• Partners

Enjoying the success of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon program, Fred and Carol ventured west to California’s Sonoma Coast to fulfill their personal love for Pinot Noir. Captivated by the authentic beauty and limitless potential of Aston Estate, the vintner duo embraced the unique challenges of the rugged Sonoma Coast and are fully committed to producing benchmark wines from this stunning vineyard estate.
   
MR. BIG MR. BIG
• Secret Weapon

Typically, behind every great success there is one special person, someone really big, a silent tower of strength that makes the whole thing happen. Well, at Aston Estate, there is such a man and he is really, really big — so big, his identity is classified. To him, we give our thanks and appreciation for making our Pinot vision a reality. Cheers to you, Mr. Big!
   
ASTON ESTATE   •  1520 Railroad Avenue St. Helena, CA 94754   •    T 707 967 9680