‘SEAL Team’ Star Max Thieriot Started His Own Vineyard at 21-Years-Old

by Keeli Parkey

Fans of the popular drama “SEAL Team” will recognize Max Thieriot thanks to his role as the character of Clay Spenser. Movie fans might recognize him from one of his many films roles. These include parts in such movies as “House at the End of the Street,” “Disconnect,” and “The Pacifier.”

What you might not know about Thieriot is that is an owner of a vineyard. He helped start this business when he was only in his 20s. That vineyard is called Senses Wines.

According to the company’s website, Max Thieriot and his childhood friends, Christopher Strieter and Myles Lawrence-Briggs, established the vineyard. They did so with the help of the respected winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown. “The Senses estate vineyards are located in the West Sonoma Coast region of Sonoma County, specifically in the small town of Occidental where the three founders grew up,” the website also says.

The website also shares details about how Senses Wines are created.

“Grapes are hand sampled and harvested at ideal ripeness, cold-soaked for a few days, fermented with yeasts indigenous to the vineyard, and ultimately pressed and barreled into a selection of our favorite French cooperages,” the website also states.

The 32-year-old Max Thieriot recently shared information about Senses Wines via social media. He posted a photo of him holding a bottle of wine in a vineyard to Instagram on Aug. 6.

Along with the photo, he also added the caption: “Can’t wait to try the Pinot noir that comes from our Thieriot-Bodega vineyard! Good news is we have some other stunning wines in the @senseswines fall release this Tuesday!!! cheers y’all! …” Max Thieriot shared.

As of Sunday, Aug. 22, the post has more than 39,000 likes. You can check it out below.

‘SEAL Team’ Isn’t the Only Television Show Max Thieriot Has in His Filmography

Max Thieriot has appeared on “SEAL Team” since 2017. He has appeared in 80 episodes of the series. However, this is not the only television show he has on his filmography.

Another example is the series “Bates Motel.” Thieriot played the role of Dylan Massett in 50 episodes from 2013 through 2017. During 2015, he appeared in the miniseries, “Texas Rising.” In this show, he played the character of Jack Hays.

He began acting with an improvisation class. And, he gained experience in front of the camera while he modeled for GAP.

Max Thieriot’s acting career began when he appeared in the 2004 film “Catch That Kid.” His career gained momentum thanks to his role in the 2005 film “The Pacifier.” The star of this film was Vin Diesel. He has also appeared in many other films, including “The Astronaut Farmer,” “Nancy Drew,” “Chole,” “The Family Tree,” “Foreverland,” “Yellow,” and the 2015 remake of “Point Break.”

Interestingly, Thieriot is the great-great-grandson of one of the co-founders of the San Francisco Chronicle. His ancestor, Michael Henry de Young, helped establish the newspaper in 1865.