Thomas Allen Vineyards & Winery
About Thomas Allen Vineyards & Winery
Thomas Allen is owned and operated by third generation winegrape growers, Thomas Michael Stokes and Allen Lombardi.
The Stokes have a family tradition of growing exceptional wine grapes three generations in the making with their grandfather, Bill Stokes, Sr. having planted his first 45 acres of Zinfandel near Lodi in 1954. It was he who established a firm tradition that has now been passed down for generations all the way down to Thomas Michael - better known as Mike. Throughout the years, Thomas Allen Vineyards & Winery has purchased and developed many new vineyard properties using cutting-edge grape varieties and utilizing advanced cultivation techniques. Because of the quality and prestige of their fruit, Thomas Allen Vineyards & Winery supplies grapes to several of California's best-known wineries.
As an avid home winemaker, Allen Lombardi began courcing and selling winegrapes to wineries around the country in the late 1990s. He established a partnership with Mike in 2001 while searching the internet for a course of California winegrapes for his customers in his hometown of new Jersey. It was a match made in heaven. Mike sent Allen grapes and the rest was history.