Since the early 1990s, Kirby Anderson has risen to become one of California's most respected winemakers. An alumnus in Viticulture and Enology of the University of California at Davis, Kirby polished his skills and natural talent with distinguished wineries from Lake County to the Russian River Valley to Monterey.
In the late 1990s, a position in Santa Ynez drew his interest to the AVAs of Santa Barbara and particularly of Happy Canyon, where he has significantly contributed to elevating the appellation's profile. Kirby focuses on the vineyard and achieves character, depth, and balance in his wines through the fruit's best expression of microclimate and a conservative hand with oak.
Kirby is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and serves on the curriculum advisory committee for the viticulture and enology department at Hancock College in Santa Maria. He lives in San Luis Obispo with his wife and twins.
Deanne Beer moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in 2002 to assume the position of Controller at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. A graduate in Business Finance from California State University at Fullerton, Deanne was promoted in 2006 to Chief Financial Officer, in which capacity she also oversees the Stulls' other business activities in manufacturing, real estate, and viticulture and wine production. Beyond her spreadsheets, she enjoys a scenic view of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley from her window.
A native southern Californian, Michael Allen joined Tommy Town Thoroughbreds as Ranch Manger in 2003, bringing with him many years' experience in thoroughbred horse ranching. Mike oversees all breeding, training and racing operations as well as the overall daily management of the property. He spends much of his time on horseback at the seven-furlong race track guiding the exercise riders as the thoroughbreds are trained for their racing careers.