People

Tom Gendall
Winemaker

Jacuzzi Winemaker Tom Gendall was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He worked for notable wineries such as Pegasus Bay and Keller in Germany before moving to California in 2011. After a stint at Sojourn, Tom joined the Jacuzzi extended family in 2016 as Assistant Winemaker and in 2019 Tom became the head winemaker bringing amazing skill and curiosity to his winemaking approach. Tom brings a wonderful new energy to our team at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, and is excited to work with and show off the unique, heritage, Italian varieties that Jacuzzi has to offer.

Tom believes that "if you look after the vines, the vines will look after you and produce great fruit. They will tell you what they need if you know where to look and what to look for. It's our job to interpret that information and make sure the wines achieve their very best potential."

Well said, Tom. We couldn't agree more.

Fred & Nancy Cline
Proprietors

When Fred Cline was a young boy, he spent summers visiting his grandparents, who lived on a farm in Oakley, California. It was there that he learned both the love of agricultural life and winemaking, a love that would later allow him to obtain a degree in agriculture science and management from the University of California-Davis. He started Jacuzzi as a way to honor his Italian heritage.