Born and raised in Houston, Jessica moved to San Antonio after high school and attended Trinity University, where she graduated in May 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Jessica and Christian Palmaz met as students there; the two were married in June 2007 and moved to join the family in Napa. “Deciding to join the family business was a natural fit for us,” she says. “Helping to establish and grow the family business in Napa has been a wonderful experience. To be able to help create something from a passion that can be enjoyed for generations to come has been a great opportunity.”
Jessica is typically the first family member who guests meet when they arrive at the winery, and she makes them all feel truly at home. “Our winery tours are unique in that our guests not only see the property and learn about our farming and winemaking philosophies, but because everyone in the family conducts tours, guests also get to know our family too,” she says. “We love welcoming people into our home and sharing our passion with them. The best part is when people love what we do as much as we love it.”
She lives on the Palmaz estate with Christian and their young son, Gastón. Known for her beautiful singing voice, she enjoys playing with her beloved dogs (Minka and Nelson), and, of course, drinking great Napa Cabernet.