meet our winemaker

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  • Jessica Tomei

    Jessica has spent more than 15 years chasing vines through some of the world’s finest wine growing regions. Her hands-on approach starts in the vineyard, working alongside growers to ensure our grapes reach the perfect ripeness. Letting each vineyard shine through to create rich, creamy and delectable wines, Jessica brings out the truest grape expression for each Cupcake varietal.

  • A third-generation Californian, Jessica grew up in a close-knit Italian and Greek family with a love of food and wine. That love led her to the highly renowned University of California, Davis, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Viticulture & Enology. Since then, she has traveled the world and completed nearly 20 harvests, working at vineyards in Tuscany, Italy; Chile; and all over California, including Sonoma, Napa, and the Central Coast.

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  • “It brings me such joy to create wines that so many people enjoy around the world. With Cupcake, I strive to create wines that are delicious and approachable, while still representing sense of place.”

    — Jessica Tomei
    Winemaker, Cupcake Vineyards