The Thomas family bought San Saba Vineyards in late 2007 and has set out to dramatically change the estate’s wine and viticulture. Wrath is the brainchild of co-owner Michael Thomas. Early in his academic career Michael was drawn to Italy, graduating from Duke University and then earning a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin. Michael has lived in Rome and has excavated in Italy for the past sixteen years.
Michael’s time in Italy seeded his zeal for great food and wine. Combining this passion with his years of working with soil as an archaeologist, the wine business seemed like a great fit. To preserve their local ecosystem, the Thomas family worked with viticultural consultant Steve McIntyre to implement SIP Certification. In addition to protecting the local environment, the family believes that sustainable growing enables them to produce wines that are more authentic and specific to the terroir in Monterey and the Santa Lucia Highlands. Early indications suggest they are right, as Wrath’s first two vintages have received over twenty 90-point scores.Return to Producers Listing »