The Team

We are very fortunate to have one of the best teams in the valley growing and producing our wine.

Jason Ray, Vineyard Manager

Jason grew up in the small farming community of Orcutt California located on the Santa Barbara County Central Coast Region.  Jason went on to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Crop Science and Ag Business graduating in 1998.  After graduation he began working for Jess Jackson as a Viticulturist on his newly formed Jackson Family Farms venture.  While at Jackson Family Farms Jason was able to learn under some of the top viticulture talents in the industry.

In January of 2005 Jason started Napa Select Vineyard Services with very little money and only one client of 45 acres. Today Napa Select has grown to 900 acres and more than 150 employees.  Napa Select manages some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma valleys ranging from hillside to valley floor.  Jason works with vineyard owners and winemakers to deliver fruit that is expressive of its appellation and picked at optimal ripeness.

Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker

Our winemaker is the highly talented Thomas Rivers Brown, who, from an initial meeting over a beer at a Parisian sidewalk café, has taken our fruit on a journey that becomes more exciting with each new vintage.  His gift is making wine that is the purest expression of the site where the grapes are grown with minimal intervention.