Winemaker, Odette Estate Winery
Prior to his role as Winemaker at Odette Estate, Jeff Owens has enjoyed a long history with the PlumpJack Collection of wineries. Following his graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and armed with a Bachelors Degree in Wine and Viticulture, Jeff took a job with PlumpJack Winery as a cellar worker. Working his way up the ranks, he eventually become Assistant Winemaker of both CADE and PlumpJack Wineries in 2008. When Odette Winery was birthed in early 2012-- Jeff was in at the ground floor, being promoted to Winemaker of the new Stags Leap winery.
Country born: United States
Education: He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Wine and Viticulture and a concentration in Enology.
Years in the wine industry: 9 years
As Odette Estate winemaker, Jeff Owens guides the style behind our Stags Leap District estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines as well as our Adaptation tier, sourced from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley. He firmly believes that the two most important elements behind these wines are distinctive terroirs and exceptional people involved at every step of the process, from cultivating vineyard rows to determining the final blends.
“Wines from Stags Leap District develop remarkable power and elegance, classic structure,” explains Jeff. “I’m looking forward to exploring every facet of our vineyard’s personality, and to helping design a new winemaking facility that enhances its unique expression.”