About the Founders

It all began on a bus stop in Long Island, New York.  Both Tom and Diane were native New Yorkers with a love for family and tradition. Married with 4 kids they moved to California in pursuit of the American Dream. In 1984 they purchased the land were the winery sits now on Dry Creek Road. The land was barren but, the vision was big. Naming the Winery Chateau Diana “Home of Diana” was a way he could honor is wife and the family she gave him that he never had growing up as a young boy on the streets of New York. Tom used to say behind every good man is a great women. A rebel at heart and a fearless sense of belief Tom started selling bottle by bottle to build the family business.  The dream did not die when they both passed away at the age of 65. In 2012 the winery opened its Tasting Room which was a tribute to both of them and a gift to them that dreams really do come true. In 2014 Tom and Diane’s children continued to celebrate their parents by adopting a Bench in Central Park with their names on it. The love has come full circle and the dream is continuing to live through their children.