Jessica Tarpy Associate Winemaker

Born and raised in Louisiana, Associate Winemaker Jessica Tarpy first became intrigued with winemaking as a career while studying abroad in Italy after completing her bachelor’s degree at UCLA. Upon her return to the states, Jessica further pursued her interest at one of Los Angeles’ premiere wine shops, eventually leading her to enroll in the viticulture and enolgy program at Fresno State. Since joining Andy Erickson’s team in 2008, Jessica has worked with projects including Favia, Leviathan, Dancing Hares, Klein Constantia, in addition to founding her own project, Gather Wines. Over her career, she has had the opportunity to work with many varietals, develop insightful relationships with growers, and explore the realm of winemaking and viticultural practices with a notion to simplify the process and make better wines.