As Vice President of Winemaking and Winery Operations at Diamond Estates, Thomas Green takes a hands-on approach to the day-to-day business of our winery.
Born in South Africa, Thomas moved to Canada with his parents at the age of 14.
Thomas attended Western University in the field of Chemistry. During the time Thomas was at Western, his parents bought a 50 acre vineyard in Beamsville, Ontario. While attending Western University, Thomas would come home and work on the farm during the weekends.
After graduating from Western, he enrolled in the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program at Brock University. His placement during the CCOVI program was at Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery as an apprentice to winemaking under Eddy Gurinskas. Thomas graduated in 2000 as part of the first graduating class of the CCOVI at Brock University.
Following his graduation, he remained with Lakeview Cellars, working with Eddy for 3 more years before Eddy’s retirement. He then took over head winemaking duties for Lakeview Cellars in January, 2003, and Diamond Estates in 2005.
Presently, Tom Green is Vice President of Winemaking and Winery Operations, and his favourite wine is: EastDell Black Cab.