Whitehall Lane Winery and the Leonardini Family of Napa Valley are pleased to introduce Jason Moulton as their new winemaker.
Mr. Moulton is excited by the prospect of working with the Leonardini Family’s 150 acres of vineyards and taking the wines to new heights. “I started my winemaking career in Rutherford and now I am excited to be back in Rutherford,” Moulton said. “I’ve learned a great deal working with some fantastic people over the last decade and really look forward to bringing the best out of Whitehall Lane’s vineyards.”
Mr. Moulton has moved through the ranks from cellar worker to cellar master, assistant winemaker to winemaker, most notably at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena, Cliff Lede Vineyards in Yountville and most recently at Brassfield Estate Winery in the High Valley AVA of Lake County.
He graduated from the Lincoln University Viticulture and Enology program in New Zealand and spent over 10 years making wine in Napa Valley, Russian River, Canada, New Zealand, Bordeaux and South Africa. He has worked with renowned winemakers Philippe Melka, David Ramey, Kale Anderson and Ashley Heisey.
“It is wonderful to have a young winemaker with a wealth of worldly wine experience,” said winery partner Katie Leonardini. “He is bringing both new world and old world knowledge with modern practices. We love the prospects he is bringing to our vineyards and winemaking.”