Nexus of Wine, Art & Cultural Celebrations
Great wines go well with almost anything. Not only a perfect accompaniment for food and hospitality, but top-quality wines also pair nicely with beautiful art, music, and cinema.
The owners of Jessup Cellars, a boutique Yountville winery, have turned their commitment to integrating art and culture with the creation of world-class wines into reality.
With a commitment to giving back to their Napa Valley community by supporting and sponsoring life-enriching experiences, the Jessup Cellars owners continually endeavor to present the natural synergy of excellent wine and artistic works.
Jessup Cellars celebrates the masterpieces by local and international artists at their winery and tasting rooms in Yountville, featuring carefully curated and beautifully displayed works of art.
Jessup Cellar’s Ownership Team, Dan and Becky Blue, Roy and Cheri Eisiminger, Vance and Jana Thompson, and Jim and Kelly Mazzo, have elevated winemaking to the next level by creating life-enriching experiences for their members, guests, and the community at large.
The mission of the entire Jessup Cellars organization is to give back to the community through extensive support of the arts.
Bringing Wine, Art, and Culture Together
Jessup Cellars Yountville Winery
Jessup Cellar’s wine and culture hospitality begins at home in their Yountville winey and tasting rooms.
By creating a harmonious blend of wine, art, and culture with each winetasting event, Members and guests can sample and enjoy the wines in the wine bar or the elegant Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery. Knowledgeable educators host each tasting as guests enjoy the specially curated art pieces around the room. The art installations created by talented regional and national artists rotate periodically to provide a refreshed exhibit for each visit.
Shifting to the many other art forms, Jessup Cellars also hosts and sponsors interactive experiences for visitors that include the House Short Film Series and the Art House Sessions summer music series.
Wine Tasting at Jessup Cellars: The Art of Hospitality
Not surprisingly, Jessup Cellars was voted by CellarPass.com as “Most Friendly and Knowledgeable Tasting Room” four years in a row!
A wine tasting event at Jessup Cellars, a world-class Yountville winery in the heart of Napa Valley, offers far more than a simple taste and run experience. Led by Jessup’s expert wine educators, Members and guests can learn assorted facts pertaining to vineyard management, the art of winemaking, techniques of a more refined approach to taste and smell, and discover new wine and food pairing techniques.
Learning About “The Art of Blend”
Winemaking artistry certainly does not end with converting high-quality Napa Valley grapes into those wine varietals that we all enjoy, most notably the locally produced, world-famous Cabernet Sauvignons.
Jessup Cellars’ Art of the Blend Series focuses on a departure from standard Cabernet-featured winetasting experiences to a truly proprietary set of delicious and highly creative wine blends.
Jessup Cellars’ unique wine and cheese pairing experience features five of Jessup’s most notable blends that offer a delightful, more artistic option from the standard Napa Valley winetasting event.
And while seated in one of the tasting rooms in Yountville or their beautiful art-filled Gallery, members and guests will sample five of Jessup Cellar’s unique blend creations.
The five blends are:
- “Table For Four” – Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend
- “Juel” – Merlot-based, Bordeaux-style blend
- “Manny’s Blend” – Petite Sirah and Zinfandel blend
- “Graziella” – Sangiovese-based blend
- “Rougette” – Grenache-based blend
Delight in The Art of Food and Wine Pairing
The tasting experience at Jessup Cellars also incorporates a variety of cheeses, each carefully selected to pair with each blend.
In collaboration with JCB Wine bar and Lounge in Yountville and Oakville Grocery, the experts at Jessup Cellars have created a tasting experience in which each wine was paired with a specific cheese.
In March 2022, Jessup Winery is also rolling out a new pairing plate comprised of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and other culinary delights. These pairings offer a “choose your own adventure” study in the harmony of food and wine.
Celebrating the Visual Arts: Cynthia Carey, Gallery Curator
Cynthia Carey, longtime Gallery Curator and resident artist at Jessup Cellars, is a dedicated arts professional who honors and supports artists in developing their artistic vision and creativity. Her passion for the arts and the satisfaction derived from building collections and providing expert advice have brought delight to everyone. Many of Cynthia’s own works have adorned the Gallery at Jessup Cellars.
In 2022, Jessup Cellars will host a variety of events that will showcase more talented artists.
The first event involves artist Dick Termes whose spherical paintings, called Termeshperes®, are an “inside-out view of the total physical world around you on the outside surface of a hanging and rotating sphere. As intricately created optical illusion, Termesphere works capture the up, down, and the all-around visual world from a single revolving point in space.”
Enjoying Yountville’s Art, Sip, & Stroll
Overwhelm the senses with an art, sip, & stroll through beautiful Yountville bordered by Napa Valley’s glorious backdrop while enjoying a taste of Jessup Cellars’ world-class wine.
On Saturday, May 21, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, visitors will enjoy the 10th Annual Art, Sip, & Stroll. This casual and inspiring event will include works of art from over 50 selected artists spread throughout Yountville Center and consists of works of fine art, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and more.
Visitors can purchase a winetasting package for $35 per person that includes tokens for wine tasting online to enjoy sipping as they stroll among the works of art.
Presenting the Musical Arts: Summer Music Series
For seven years, Jessup Cellars has hosted the Summer Music Series, which includes a Saturday evening event at the Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery. On Sundays, the Series transfers a partner venue.
This singer-songwriter series celebrates the musical arts and showcases up-and-coming artists while pairing with the excellent wines of Jessup Cellars.
Past notable musical artists for the Series have included Marty O’Reilly, Keaton Simons, Foxtails Brigade, Carey Brothers, Nina Story, Carey Ott, and more.
Musical Arts at Yountville Live!
In partnership with the Town of Yountville. Jessup Cellars is a founding sponsor of Yountville Live, an event that also incorporates the Taste of Yountville.
Yountville Live has evolved through several iterations from private winery dinners, several musical venues, farm-to-table experiences, and more.
Whereas the Taste of Yountville was once a street festival featuring wines and cuisine from local restaurants, the event evolved into a town-wide celebration with venues at the Estate Yountville and Jessup Cellars, featuring a stage rotating with musical artists. Outstanding Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines are offered while a local chef presents small bites to pair with the wine and music.
The Art of Cinema: Yountville International Short Film Festival
For eight years, Jessup Cellars has partnered with the San Jose Short Film Festival and the Yountville International Short Film Festival to bring a series of short film events to our Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery.
As part of the Yountville Short Film Festival, Jessup Cellars shared with guests and judges for the screening of dozens of award-winning shorts paired with Jessup Cellars wines and specially-created, flavor-infused popcorn by Resident Chef MikeC.
In 2022, as the pandemic began to subside, Jessup Cellars also hosted their VIP event at the Heritage Room at the Yountville Community Center.
Awaken Your Artistic Instincts with Jessup Cellars
When you come to Yountville and Jessup Cellars, you and your partner, family, and friends can enjoy a multi-dimensional experience. Art is a primary motivation at Jessup Cellars, first with the handcrafted, delightful wines, plus the unique and popular Gallery where our resident artist amasses whole collections of beautiful and interesting works of art to enjoy during your visit.
For more information about our unique wine tasting and art appreciation experiences, visit the Jessup Cellars website to make your reservations at our Tasting Gallery.