Jon’s agricultural roots began at a family dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin. He graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the Minneappolis College of Art and Design, and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jon visited the North Bay and immediately fell in love with wine and endeavored to learn all about winemaking. He joined the Hook and Ladder team in 2004, and was fortunate to have had the opportunity to apprentice under his uncle, an Associate Winemaker at De Loach Vineyards. Jon finds that the most rewarding parts of his job include walking the vineyards to taste ripening fruit in the early fall, creating blends in the spring, and experiencing the ever-changing qualities of wine as it ages.
In his free time, Jon enjoys painting, gardening, woodworking, repurposing, and spending time in nature with his wife, Kerri and their young children, Roger and Mabel.