Kandice Jessup Bio
KANDICE JESSUP GREW UP IN NAPA VALLEY AND LEARNED TO LOVE WINE COUNTRY AT AN EARLY AGE. A first job at a local restaurant gave her an early glimpse of the business of wine and she resolved to make it a part of her life. She completed studies in pre-veterinarian microbiology in 1998, earning a BS in Biology at California State University, Sacramento. Soon after, Kandice realized her early love of wine remained strong and knew her destiny was in a wine cellar, not a dairy barn. In 2003, she moved back to Napa Valley and focused on sales and marketing positions in the wine industry.
SHE IS A FOUNDER AND CO-OWNER OF J GREGORY AND SHARES A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH HER HUSBAND and partner, winemaker Mark Jessup. Kandice participates in all decisions involving production of the J Gregory wines, from vineyard sourcing to sales of finished bottles. Her experience as a marketing and sales specialist provides just the right balance to Mark’s expert winemaking.