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Wine Enthusiast Selects Jamie Benziger for 40 Under 40 List

The annual list recognizes the best of the best under 40 in the wine, spirits and beer industry
by Press Release
August 22, 2019

Glen Ellen, Calif.—Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced today that Jamie Benziger, winemaker at Imagery Estate Winery and member of the celebrated Benziger wine family, has been named to the publication’s list of 40 under 40 tastemakers for 2019. Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine profile individual trailblazers, who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America.

Imagery Estate Winery was founded in Sonoma in the mid 1980’s by Joe Benziger, and is known for showcasing esoteric varietals from Sonoma County. In 2017, Jamie Benziger took over winemaking at Imagery and continues to push the Sonoma winery forward with the creation of a new, nationally available collection of wines that take a traditional varietal and add a twist of a less familiar one in a harmonious and exciting way. The label design for the new tier features an iconic paint drip, both a tie to the winery name and a salutation to Imagery's tasting room and wine club wines that feature works of art on their labels. Jamie also leads Imagery Estate Winery in engaging millennial consumers by connecting technology with art and wine through Imagery’s new augmented reality app.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from The Wine Enthusiast and I’m truly inspired by all those listed alongside me” said Jamie Benziger. “I’m so thankful to my amazing family that has given me such a strong foundation to build on. This acknowledgement only encourages me to continue to push the limits at Imagery and share our wines with more consumers around the country.”

Jamie continues to forge her own path beyond what her father started at Imagery Estate Winery, as her new Imagery wine collection has grown and picked up momentum across the country.

Wine Enthusiast’s October issue will feature Jamie Benziger as part of their list of 40 under 40 tastemakers. For more information on Jamie Benziger and Imagery Winery, visit The Imagery AR app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.

About Imagery Estate Winery
Imagery Winery was founded in the mid 1980’s by Joe Benziger, who saw an opportunity to showcase small lots of exceptional fruit that would have otherwise been lost in larger blends. Imagery is dedicated to an unconventional approach to winemaking and blending, which inspires unique wines that broaden the palate. The approach has paid off, as Imagery has received numerous awards praising the unique portfolio of wines. Today Joe’s daughter, Jamie Benziger blends the spirit of their Sonoma winery with best-selling varietals to create nationally available wines with a twist, while also continuing to produce unique Sonoma Valley wines available in the tasting room. For more information about Imagery Estate Winery, visit

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