Tom Payette, Moderator

Winemaker & Winemaking Consultant

Tom has over 30 years of winemaking wisdom under his hat crafting premium wine.  In addition to winemaking, Tom is also one of the premier winery start-up professionals based on the East Coast. Flexible streamlined processes have been developed from the 60+ winery start-ups and expansions he has managed. From construction to cork to consumer, Tom’s knowledge is top notch. When time permits, he also finds winery rescues to be another fun challenge. More about Tom is available via