Jennifer Petschek was born and raised in New York City. Because her mother was French and her father collected wine, she was raised with the European tradition of allowing children a little red wine mixed with water at the dinner table each night. Like her father, she developed a passion for wine, even taking it as far as arranging the ultimate college job of working in a winery in upstate New York.
We first met Jenny in 1994 when she rented an old farmhouse on our property. She was just out of college and had moved to the Napa Valley, the Mecca of the hospitality industry, in search of a job. We liked her immediately and hired her to work at the winery shortly after she moved in. It was the best commute of her life, a simple walk across the driveway to the winery office.
After a few weeks, it was clear that Jenny had a special way with people, and we gave her the small but difficult sales territory of the Napa Valley. She was a huge success and, shortly thereafter, took on the rest of the state of California. In 2003 she relocated to New York to manage our East Coast accounts. She currently resides in Manhattan with her baby daughter.