Hailing from Alabama, Jeff Ames embarked on his Napa Valley winemaking journey in 1999, starting with humble accommodations on egg-crate foam. Embracing a hands-on approach, Jeff learned the art of winemaking from the ground up, with vineyards and tastings serving as his veritable classrooms. Mentored by the esteemed Thomas Brown, Jeff’s winemaking philosophy prioritizes the authentic expression of each vineyard’s character, favoring site-driven narratives over stylistic impositions. His partnership with Tor Kenward has yielded a series of world-class single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, consistently earning top accolades and cementing their status as coveted gems of Napa Valley. With an unwavering commitment to purity and site-specific excellence, Jeff Ames continues to shape the landscape of Napa’s winemaking elite.