We invite you to make us your first stop when visiting the Napa Valley. We are known for our handcrafted, small production wines and our exceptional tasting experience.
If you are a seasoned wine lover or just learning what wine is all about, you will feel comfortable and welcomed at Jessup Cellars.
To get to know us better, scroll down to meet our team and find our about our hometowns, favorite Jessup Cellars pairings, and a small byte about who we are as people.
Cheers from all of us!
Hospitality & Membership Specialist
Hometown: Napa, California
About: Emily naturally made her way into the wine industry and joined the Jessup Cellars family in January of 2017. She is passionate about raising her three kids and enjoys volunteering for the local baseball, football, and cheer teams. Emily and her kids love dog-sitting Hamilton, co-worker Christina Beverly’s beloved dog (look to your right), who spends a lot of time bringing joy to our winery.
Favorite Jessup Pairing: Chardonnay with fried chicken.
Hometown: Golden, Colorado
Favorite Pairing: Table For Four with Ribeye steak, mashed potatoes and asparagus
About: Christina first joined the Jessup family back in 2008 after graduating from college in Colorado with degrees in hospitality and business administration. Upon moving to Napa Valley, she quickly realized her love of wine, food and unique experiences. She has enjoyed spreading her time over the years in various areas of the company, including the Tasting Gallery, Membership & Hospitality, Marketing and Administration. Her spare time is happily spent with her husband, Matt, and their beloved dog, Hamilton.
Senior Wine Curator
Hometown: Northglenn, Colorado
About: Matt is a “lifer” in the service industry. Serving and cooking in restaurants since he I was 14, set the foundation for his love of food and wine. He moved to the Napa Valley in 2008 with his wife Christina (look to the left) to continue his passion for cooking. He was quickly absorbed into the wine industry and has been pouring wine for guests from all over the world for 10 years now. His favorite trips are those spent with Christina, mainly in Italy and Mexico. He grew up in Colorado, and will never lose his outdoor spirit. Hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, camping are all activities he actively pursues on a weekly basis.
Favorite Jessup Cellars Pairing: Petite Sirah and apple wood smoked BBQ Brisket.
Hometown: Upland, California
About: Born in Southern California, Kristin grew up in the Napa Valley. As a hyper rambunctious kid she admits she couldn’t appreciate the beauty around her. As she got into her teens she started to appreciate the hard work and beauty of tending the vines and making wine, though still unaware that there was so much more to it than fermented grapes. Working is hospitality gave Kristin a passion and love for people and customer service. Thanks to friends and family, she was introduced to some of Napa Valley’s most delicious wines – two of those being Jessup Cellars and Handwritten.
Favorite Jessup Cellars Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc with steamed rice and Kristin’s homemade fish tacos
We invite you to visit our sister winery Handwritten Wines. Full day excursions available. 707.944.5620