Jada Vineyard and Winery is honored to introduce Eric Jensen as our head Rhone Winemaker. Jensen grew up outside of LA following a career in the music business before coming to Paso Robles to pursue his dream of farming vineyards. Eric started out by studying under Justin Smith and his Father at Saxum Vineyards, as well as Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure. After 5 years of learning and working in this industry, he purchased 100-acres in 2001 and launched Booker’s first vintage in 2005. It all begins in the vineyard. Eric’s method is to farm to the highest level, cut no corners and spare no expense. “The canopy and year dictate the crop. When the fruit meets the winery, it is important to understand what the vineyard gave you and to extract all the good that was created naturally”. This is Jensen’s philosophy for producing a round, soft wine with texture, balanced acid and velvety tannins…and most importantly, delicious wine!
Anthony (Tony) Biagi
Jada Vineyard and Winery is honored to introduce Anthony (Tony) Biagi as our head Bordeaux Winemaker. Born and raised in California, Biagi studied fermentation science at the University of California at Davis and graduated in 1995. He joined the winemaking team at Duckhorn and was named winemaker in 1998. In the early 2000s, he was the Winemaker and General Manager at Neal Family Vineyards, followed by Winemaker at the PlumpJack Group. Needless to say, we are ecstatic to have Tony on board with his extensive experience.
Joshua (Josh) Harp
Our assistant winemaker, Josh Harp, is entering his eighth harvest this Fall 2017. He moved to Cottonwood, CA in 4th grade where his neighbor was a blacksmith and co-owned a winery. Harp began working for Jim Tomasini and Tom Burnham on their 10-acre vineyard as a jack of all trades, getting to experience every aspect of winemaking. One day in High School, Josh recalls walking into a room of brand new barrels - the delicate smell of vanilla and toast is where his path to be a winemaker began. While debating a transfer to CalPoly’s Wine & Viticulture program, Harp began working for Steve Martell at Sextant Wines in Paso Robles. After completing five harvests as Cellar Master with Martell, we welcomed Josh to the Jada family in 2015, and named him Assistant Winemaker in 2016.
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