As National Sales Manager, Jock oversees all sales through the wholesale channel for Chateau Montelena.
While studying Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, Jock worked as a sommelier at The Garden restaurant in Center City Philadelphia. There he was able to expand on his life-long love of wine begun by his grandfather at a young age. Jock likes to joke that his Philosophy degree trained him for nothing, but prepared him for anything. He has had a varied career from research in the developing and dying brain to healthcare technology to wine.
It was technology that brought Jock out to the Bay Area the first time. After 5 years, he decided to go back to his first love - wine. He has spent the last 18 years working for wine importers and distributors from Kobrand to VINTUS to VTS. Jock’s first day on the job at VINTUS was in the cellars of Chateau Montelena! He has had a love affair ever since.
Outside the winery, Jock spends as much time as he can with his wife and 4 children running, swimming, fishing, diving, and sailing. Jock’s job is to travel the country promoting the great wines of Chateau Montelena, look out for him in your home town.