Janet Myers

Janet Myers

Mount Veeder Winery (Director of Winemaking)

Janet Myers received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When she realized that winemaking was a profession that combined science and agriculture – her family background – Janet enrolled at the University of California, Davis and has not looked back. She completed a master’s degree in Enology and Fermentation Science from UC Davis in 1995.

Janet’s first harvest was at Robert Mondavi Winery when she was still a student at UC Davis. To pursue her passion for crafting fine wine, she worked at leading vintners in Italy, Australia’s Margaret River region, and finally Napa Valley. In Napa, she worked for one year as enologist at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and then for four years as assistant winemaker at Louis M Martini Winery.

In 2003, she joined Franciscan Estate, which owns both Mount Veeder Winery and Franciscan Oakville Estate, and served as Winemaker for both wineries starting in September 2005. Janet now serves at the Director of Winemaking for Mt. Veeder, which produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in addition to a Reserve red blend. Janet is especially interested in Cabernet and its nuances, and loves the body and texture of Cabernet, and how it has layers of intensity and richness.