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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Promotes Dana Epperson To Top Winemaking Position

Posted on March 14, 2014

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards has announced the promotion of Dana Epperson from assistant winemaker to winemaker. “Dana has demonstrated a finesse with crafting fine wine, a keen ability to cultivate relationships with our grape growers and is a strong leader in the cellar,” remarks Bill Leigon, president of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.

Epperson traces her love of winemaking to her roots, as a child raised surrounded by vineyards in Sonoma County. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she studied food science, viticulture and enology and after an extensive internship began her winemaking career as the vineyard technician at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards. Following that formative experience, she went on to assume the role of lab manager and enologist for Edna Valley Vineyards before becoming assistant winemaker for Artesa Winery, and lead winemaker for Artesa’s Elements brand.

“I feel tremendously blessed to have found my career path at an early age,” comments Epperson. “Jamieson Ranch’s commitment to excellence in winemaking allows me to truly hone my craft.”

Epperson’s team also consists of new assistant winemaker, Noel Schaff, formerly with Hahn Family Wines and Cycles Gladiator. Juan Jose Verdina assumes the role of production manager.

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley, one of the world’s foremost winemaking regions. The estate’s more than 300 acres of gently rolling hills and terraced vineyards sit above the picturesque San Pablo bay, affording visitors unparalleled views from our wraparound veranda. Guests are invited to sample small production wines from our portfolio, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the cellar or treat themselves to our newly launched pairing program, Napa Comfort Food: Wood-Fired & Wine|Friendly.

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Winemaking

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