Thomas Allen is owned and operated by Allen Lombardi and the Lombardi Family. As an avid home winemaker, Allen began sourcing and selling wine grapes to wineries around the country in the late 1990s. He established business partnerships in Lodi in 2001 while searching the internet for a source of California wine grapes for his customers in his hometown of New Jersey. He discovered a Central California town with a wealth of high-quality vineyards. It was a match made in heaven. Allen fell in love with the quality of Lodi grapes and the rest was history.
Situated in the confluence of the Consumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, the Lodi/Woodbridge region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers, cool moist winters, and distinctive sandy soils which make for ideal growing conditions. Grapes have always been a part of the history of this community, and the first vineyard in Lodi was established in 1850. Over the next century, vineyards and wineries began sprouting up throughout the Lodi region, and in 2015 the Lodi Appellation was awarded Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Allen and the Lombardi family continue to work, live, and make great wines at Thomas Allen in Lodi. Our wines are crafted with bold character and rich, ripe flavors. Allen produces great wines accessible at an affordable price. At Thomas Allen, each member of the team holds the belief that enjoying wines should be easy, and they are best served with friends, laughter, and quality conversation.