Tyler Thomas

“During Episode 8 of Two Glasses In, we got the rare opportunity to sip and taste exquisite Chardonnays and Cabernets from Dierberg Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards, all the while being blown away by the intellectual depth of winemaker Tyler Thomas.”
— Bion Rice, host and co-creator of “Two Glasses In”


Nobody is better suited or more deserving than Tyler Thomas to serve at the helm of two of Santa Barbara County’s notable wine producers, Dierberg Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards. Inspired by his epicurean grandmother, Tyler fell in love with food and wine early on, which led to his obsession for plant science, and eventually an unquenchable desire to squeeze the terroir out of his vines. 

Tyler continued his love for science while completing his B.S. and M.S. degrees in botany at Colorado State University, and received a masters in viticulture and enology at U.C. Davis. Before joining Dierberg and Star Lane, his first full-time harvest job was as an intern in 2003 at Fiddlehead Cellars, and he worked under Burgundian winemaker Stephane Vivier at Hyde de Villaine. And yet, with such impressive academic achievements, Tyler maintains an instinctive, open-mindedness, waiting for each vintage to give him his instructions, for which he then crafts into wines that speak to the vintage and place so beautifully.

Join us for episode 8 of Two Glasses In, where we discuss with Tyler his early love of food, wine, and plant science alongside tasting an exquisite Chardonnay and  Cabernet Sauvignon from Dierberg Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards. Get ready to be blown away by the intellectual depth of this one-of-a-kind winemaker. 


Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 8 of “Two Glasses In” features the 2016 Dierberg Chardonnay and 2015 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines can be purchased here.


Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards Tasting Room*
1280 Drum Canyon Rd. Sta. Rita Hills, CA 93436
Open Monday through Sunday, 11 a. m. to 5  p. m.

*Please note that normal business hours are currently listed. Amid COVID-19 social distancing ordinances, please call to confirm tasting room availability before visiting. 


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