Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley. The property’s 300 acres of gently rolling hillsides and terraced vineyards were formerly part of General Mariano Vallejo’s Rancho Suscol in the mid-1800s. Today, the ranching tradition continues with cattle grazing the Hillsides, an apiary, from which they source their estate honey, and their own miniature horses roaming the property.
The unique architecture of the winery is reminiscent of a majestic western mountain lodge, replete with soaring ceilings, seating around a cozy fireplace, an observation gallery over-looking the barrel room and production area, and a spectacular wrap around veranda that affords sweeping views
of the Napa Valley and San Pablo Bay.
Juan Jose Verdina is chief winemaker and philosopher and makes the Jamieson Ranch and Reata wines that we are listing. Originally born in Chile Juan Jose has been making wines at JRV since 2014 but is not a new name to us having cut his teeth at Hahn Family Vineyards before that. His
work ethos centres around the happiness of his team, believing that happy people make happy wine.
The name Reata comes from the Spanish word for “lariat.” Hand braided and buried in earth to cure, each rope – like the wines – is individual to its maker, and to the land it was born out of. www.jamiesonranchvineyards.com