Mark Jessup, third generation born and raised in Napa Valley. He started his winemaking career 41 years ago at Inglenook Winery. It was there he decided that winemaking would be his life career. He went on to work with the cellar team at Robert Mondavi and Opus One. In 1996, Mark launched his first winery, Jessup Cellars in Yountville, California. Mark enjoyed this until 2005 when he decided to “slow his soul down” and sold Jessup Cellars to launch J Gregory Cellars. J Gregory, a 2000 case production, is named after Mark’s third son, Jonathan Gregory Jessup.
Bob Hurley, a chef with a love of travel and adventure, set out early in his career determined to cook his way around the globe. After four years of doing just that in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, he settled in Napa Valley to ply his trade. Over 30 years later after establishing himself as a local icon, Bob surprised everyone by selling his popular, local restaurant and walking away, ready for more adventure. His love of wine, food and culture were developed over time and you can sense his passion as he brings you the food and wine of not only Napa Valley, but the world.