Thomas Savre, Winemaker at Lingua Franca
Thomas Savre hails from northeast France where food and wine are an integral part of culture. At University of Burgundy he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine science as well as dual master’s degrees in viticulture practices, enology & winemaking respectively.
Before joining Lingua Franca’s team of winemakers, he successfully managed Evening Land Vineyards in Oregon before crafting elegant wines that have already garnered critical acclaim.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Savre was raised in northeast France where food and wine were a daily part of life. At university he earned both a bachelor’s degree in wine science as well as dual master’s degrees in viticulture practices and enology. Thomas worked at top Burgundy estates like Domaine Romanee-Conti, Domaine Bellene, Domaine Dujac in Morey Saint Denis and Maison Nicolas Potel during this time.
After returning to Oregon, Thomas joined Dominique Lafon at Evening Land in the Eola Amity Hills and immediately made an impression with his ability to craft wines with depth, structure and tension that could also age well over time. Thomas has become one of the premier young winemakers in Oregon.
Savre graduated with his undergraduate and dual masters’ degrees in wine science and viticulture practices/enology from the Jules Guyot Institute at University of Burgundy respectively, working for such notable vineyards as Romanee-Conti, Domaine de Bealene Dujac and Maison Nicolas Potel during that time.
Savre joined Lingua Franca in 2015 after serving as Evening Land winemaker, where he helped Dominique Lafon create Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from both Seven Springs Vineyard and LS Vineyard situated adjacent to the property.
Lingua Franca and Chosen have collaborated on an outstanding high end Chardonnay from their Eola Amity Hills estate, boasting great texture and structure, showing both richness and tension harmoniously balanced without becoming out-of-balance. Age worthy yet likely to evolve even further over time.
Achievement and Honors
Lingua Franca Winery prides itself on offering guests a memorable wine tasting experience and tailored 1-to-1 tasting session, where each detail such as music choices are noted by an experienced hospitality lead for an individualized in-person visit. Drawing upon its French roots with work history at Evening Land Winery in Oregon and Domaine Dujac Winery in Morey-Saint-Denis, their team explores New World terroir while honoring Old World dedication towards expressing the vineyard site.
On March 15, 2019, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick promoted Savre to Brigadier General, overseeing a $5 billion program to plan and design projects that support military operations, protect American water resources and enhance or restore the environment both domestically and overseas. Our latest high-end Chardonnay collaboration with Lingua Franca Estate of Eola Amity Hills boasts lush textural complexity for an outstanding wine.
Actress Danielle Savre credits her real-life firefighter sister as her source of motivation when it comes to playing Maya Bishop on ABC series Station 19. Danielle credits Maya Bishop as one of her “badass siblings”, contributing significantly to why she loves playing her character on Station 19.
Thomas Savre is an Oregon living French born winemaker who knows his stuff. With experience from Evening Land Winery in Oregon and Domaine Dujac Winery (arguably Burgundy’s premier vineyard Romanee Conti), Thomas uses all his expertise in crafting Lingua Franca’s seven wines.
After enjoying a refreshing dip in the water, this pair were seen making out on a pier after getting hot and heavy. The actor was wearing an eye-catching peach-colored string bikini while actress was sporting dark camouflage boardshorts.
Actress Danielle Savre has amassed an impressive net worth. She is best-known for her roles on MTV music drama series Kaya (2007-8) and TLC drama Too Close to Home (2016); as well as appearing in films such as Wild About Harry and Boogeyman 2.
Lingua Franca Winery in Oregon was established by Master Sommelier Larry Stone, David Honig and Dominique Lafon in 2015. Their inspiration came from an exceptional vineyard site purchased by Stone in 2012. For this endeavor they hired Thomas Savre – an experienced Burgundian native with experience at top estates like Domaine Romanee Conti (Vosne-Romanee), Evening Land and Domaine Dujac (Morey Saint Denis).
He joined our team with an aim of crafting wines of character and elegance, being passionate about Burgundy as well as an outstanding winemaker who crafts elegant place-driven Pinot Noirs such as 2018 The Plow. Appointment-only tastings can be scheduled.