Jessica grew up in Camarillo, California, roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she fell in love with the world of wine through involvement in the Vines to Wines Club.
Upon graduation, she joined the Henry Wine Group, where, along with meeting Pete, she won the award for Highest Sales Growth. After two years at Henry Wine Group, Jessica became the Western Regional Sales Manager for Zaca Mesa Winery, just 10 miles north of Stolpman Vineyards on Foxen Canyon Road.
Pete and Jessica have traveled on many wine research trips together to broaden their understanding of international wines. Jessica credits these trips to the Rhone, Burgundy Piedmonte, Alsace, Jura, Mendoza, and Uruguay with honing her international wine knowledge. Sashi, Ruben, Pete and Tom Stolpman all agree that Jessica has brought her formidably refined palate to the Stolpman team.
Jessica now manages the California wholesale market and the newly constructed Villa Angeli.