Winemaker Jesse Katz

Winemaker Jesse  Katz

Winemaker Jesse Katz

Aperture Cellars | Healdsburg, California |

Jesse's diverse experience spanning 18 harvests at wineries, along with his desire to travel, fed his aspiration to learn from the best in the industry, including Petrus in Bordeaux, as well as time on the winemaking teams at Screaming Eagle Winery and Robert Foley Winery in Napa Valley, and Vina Cobos and Bodega Noemia in Argentina.

In 2010, Jesse was the youngest-hired head winemaker in the U.S. at Lancaster Estate where, during his five-year tenure, he orchestrated the building of the new Roth winery, production facility, and tasting room, and received 90+ scores on every wine scored by the Wine Advocate, and garnered Lancaster Estate's inclusion on the list of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines. In 2013, Wine Enthusiast named Jesse one of its 40 Under 40 Tastemakers and he was also the first winemaker on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2014.


You can meet Jesse at the:
Lamb Cook-Off on Thursday, April 2, 3-6 pm
Mountain Top Tasting on Friday, April 3rd, 12 pm-2:30 pm
Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 4th, 5-8 pm

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