Mark Jessup works closely with a small handful of respected growers throughout Napa Valley; these are long term relationships fostered over three decades of winemaking. He understands that outstanding fruit is the foundation of exceptional wines and believes these grower relationships allow him to ‘pick and choose’ from a variety of appellation personalities. The resulting wines are at once classic—and contemporary.
Mark’s winemaking philosophy reflects his early training and experience producing exemplary Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wines at Robert Mondavi Winery, as well as the singular Opus One. As a result, his approach is a combination of old and new world winemaking, uniting new technology with old world methods, to create distinctive wines with great character and long life.