By Judd Wallenbrock
President & General Manager
The story of Jessup Cellars is an inspiring one. Three families, the Blues, Thompsons & Eisimingers, all health professionals, bought the winery when it was on life support and barely alive.
Then they did what they do in their professional lives – they revived it; healed it; brought it back to life and made it healthy.
Simply, these families exist to enrich people’s lives. They do it in their vocation by making people healthy. At Jessup, their avocation, they do it with great wine, beautiful art, and a great bedside manner – that is – the friendliest tasting room in the world!
So what is their secret?
Truth be told, it isn’t rocket science. It’s good old-fashioned hospitality at its finest. Make great wines from great vineyards, hire the nicest people in the world to represent the wines, show the wines in an atmosphere of beautiful art, and create a tasting experience that makes people feel invited, comfortable, and special. Folks become ‘raving fans’ almost immediately, tell their friends, who tell their friends, and so it goes.
The team shares the story behind Jessup Cellars.
So if you get a chance to visit us in Yountville, CA, in the heart of the Napa Valley, we are located ‘Jess-up’ the road from the world famous The French Laundry in ‘No-Yo’ – north Yountville. You’ll be greeted with a smile, a glass, and healthy dose of happiness.
And if you can’t visit us now, may I prescribe our 2009 Jessup Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon? The 2009 vintage is just what the doctor ordered –the wine is deep, rich and loaded with ripe black cherries in the nose. In the mouth you’ll pick up a bit of chocolate cherries with a hint of campfire smoke thrown in for a soothing, comforting, and delightfully satisfying wine journey. And just as the art that decorates our tasting gallery, blending colors and textures to make something beautiful and complex, this wine is an artistic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petite Verdot. Great for the palate…and the palette!
Jessup Cellars – Life Enriching Wines! Visit us at www.jessupcellars.com or visit us in Yountville. Those are the only two places you will find us as we are not available in retail stores or restaurants!
Visit www.cellarangels.com to enjoy exclusive member access to the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, learn about perfect food and wine pairings, watch the”behind-the-scenes” video and select your favorite charity to support with proceeds.