Neil Ellman Owner & Proprietor

Born in South Africa, Neil’s family moved to South Florida when he was 5. Graduating from American University, Neil lived In Los Angeles, Phoenix and Tennessee, working for the family mattress manufacturing business before settling in Florida where he resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Evan Jemma, the namesake for the Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon, and their two children, Jordan and Amanda, the namesake for their Russian River Pinot Noir. He also has two English Cocker Spaniels, Charlie and Chloe.

It was during his time in California that Neil started to spend time in Napa, developing an understanding of the wine business, a business he knew he wanted to be a part of. As a third-generation manufacturer, Neil continues to be the creative force behind his family businesses, managing both sales and marketing. Neil considers himself fortunate to have been able to marry his passion for business and entrepreneurship with his love of wine.