Wine Club Newsletter

~ September 2020 ~


Kicking Off Harvest 2020 with Carneros Pinot Noir

Greetings to our member family!

Wow, what a year we have had so far. Obviously we, like you, have had to make various changes to our day to day lives. While every year seems to go fast and finds me in disbelief when we hit harvest season, this one has been especially unbelievable. Thankfully we are here and ready to continue our longstanding tradition of producing wines that you and your families can enjoy together and from afar. 

We know you may have had a trip planned to see us this year, and we want to assure you that whenever that trip happens, we will be here. While we will not be able to have an in-person member celebration this year, we are working diligently to bring the Jessup experiences to your home. Be on the lookout for a lot of exciting programming this fall and winter, or book a virtual tasting with us! If you’re close by, please come by for a tasting experience. We have indoor and outdoor patio experiences available! 

I am incredibly excited about our fall releases this year, and I hope you will share your thoughts with me. Please stay safe, sound, and stocked up on your favorite wines, and we will see you very soon.


Bailey Downing, Senior Director of Membership and Hospitality




2017 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley – Member $51.00  |  Retail $60.00

2018 Zinfandel, Alexander Valley – Member $42.50  |  Retail $50.00

2016 ‘Juel’, Napa Valley  – Member $85.00  |  Retail $100.00



~ Bernardo Munoz-Alvarez ~



Hometown: Campeche, Mexico

Favorite Jessup Wine Pairing: “Manny’s Blend” with Mongolian Pork Chops from Mustards Grill in Napa Valley

About: Bernardo began his career in the vineyards, learning the intricacies of grape growing and how to adjust to the whims of Mother Nature. He then moved into the cellars at Jessup Cellars in 2008, bringing his complete grape to bottle knowledge to the team. 

One of our longest time staff members in the company, Bernardo is beyond hard-working and incredibly passionate about crafting the beautiful wines we have all come to love! 

Cheers to you, Bernardo!