Jay has been involved in the vineyard, winery, and winemaking world in a myriad of roles for more than twenty years. Growing up on the family estate (doing everything from cellar rat to national sales), and learning from the famous Napa Winemaker, Robert Pepi, provided Jay with an extensive knowledge of winemaking and an understanding of the importance of terroir and low-intervention practices.
In 2007, Jay took lead on all winemaking at his family-owned winery, Canyon Wind Cellars, in addition to leading the charge into the next generation of Colorado winemaking with the development of Anemoi Wines. During his tenure at CWC, Jay grew sales, executed major marketing changes, produced world-class wines for the growing Colorado industry, and implemented cutting-edge winemaking and sales techniques. Jay also managed the day-to-day operations of what could be considered Colorado's finest vineyard- the Everyvine Platinum-certified Riverside Vineyard; as well, he was the recipient of Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology "Grower of the Year" award in 2015. Before Jay returned to take over Canyon Wind, he spent a number of years in New Hampshire as a Boarding School Teacher and Ski Racing Coach.
Jay served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board from 2014-2016; and served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology from 2013-2015.
To contact Jay, email [email protected].