Tom Powers Vineyard Owner & Author

Tom Powers has a passion for growing grapes: he currently operates a 58-acre sustainable family farm in Contra Costa County in California, where he grows a diverse array of organic grapes. A former attorney, Powers has dedicated his retirement years to building backyard organic vineyards, and he’s personally helped plant hundreds of small-scale vineyards. In addition, he enjoys providing guidance and advice to those dedicated oenophiles who are building their own vineyards, and he’s written a book, The Organic Backyard Vineyard: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes, that highlights the overall process from start to finish.

In 2005, Powers started his own commercial winery. He also produces his own brand of extra virgin olive oil.

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