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Greg Bjornstad, Viticulturist

Greg began his journey into winemaking and viticulture through studies at UC Davis. In 1990 he received a Wine Spectator Scholarship and worked at the Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley. The following year Greg was selected for the coveted Chateau Lafite Rothschild internship where he worked in both vineyard and winery.

Upon his return from France, Greg joined Joseph Phelps as their viticulturist and then on to Newton as their vineyard manager. In 1996, he lent his skills to the development of the Flowers Vineyard and Winery in the then undeveloped Sonoma Coast AVA. As the backbone of the Flowers team, Greg shared in the top award from Wine and Spirits magazine as “Artisan Winery of the Year” for an unprecedented two years in a row.

In 1999, Greg coupled his passion and solid experience and began an international vineyard consulting business. His clients have included such highly regarded wineries as DuMol, Kistler, Peter Michael, Kosta Browne, Pisoni and Stag’s Leap. Most recently Greg has launched his own wine label, Bjornstad Cellars nurturing winemaking process from grape to glass.

Greg began working for Jemrose Vineyards in 2006 and has helped improve the quality of our vines and grapes enabling us to make wines that reflect our unique vineyard site and AVA.

 
 
 
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