Originally from McLaren Vale in South Australia, Andrew Thomas (aka Thommo) has lived in the Hunter now for more than thirty years. He started his winemaking career at Tyrrell’s where he gained a great respect for, and understanding of the two signature varieties of the Hunter Valley – Semillon and Shiraz. In 1997, Thommo struck out on his own with a view to making single vineyard Semillon and Shiraz that would rival the Hunter greats.
The Thomas range is sourced from carefully chosen vineyards throughout the Hunter Valley. His belief in these vineyard sites is reflected in his designation of single vineyard wines.
His flagship wines Kiss Shiraz and Braemore Semillon sit at the top of an impressive range of wines, and have become something of a benchmark for the Hunter Valley. Andrew’s many accolades include Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year, finalist for Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s Winemaker of the Year Award and Best Exhibitor at Winewise Magazine Award & Best Small Exhibitor at Royal Sydney Wine Show.
It is Andrew’s continued attention to detail, his dedication of making exceptional Hunter Semillon and Shiraz, and his hands on approach to every aspect of his winemaking that has earned him his nomination, enviable show success and a reputation as one of the Hunter Valley’s leading Winemakers.
“an emerging superstar of the Hunter, producing peerless Semillon and classy Shiraz.” Peter Forrestal, Qantas
“… one of the Hunter Valley’s finest winemakers.” Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living