Langtry Estate Summer Meet & Greet
Saturday, August 12th | 5 PM - 8 PM
Spend your Saturday evening at Langtry sipping on your favorite wines and snacking on small bites, cheese & charcuterie. Tap your toes to live music out on the lawn and enjoy pairing our Petit Sirah with a Lake County Sunset sure to satisfy. Get caught up on your wine club pick-ups & snag some smoking hot deals on exclusive event wines.
Not only is this party dedicated to indulging our members, but to also introducing all of you Langtry loyalists to the new Langtry Team.
Our New Winemaker, Walter Jorge, Assistant Winemaker, Giovanni “Gio” Verdejo, & Hospitality Manager, Jessie Zielsdorf are all looking forward to meeting and mingling with our members!
This is a complimentary event for Langtry Wine Club Members & up to 3 guests
Additional tickets are $20 each
We hope to see you at the party!
In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy learning more about the new Langtry team.
Walter Jorge, Winemaker
Walter Jorge (pronounced using the Spanish `Horhey'), was born in the U.S., but spent his childhood in La Rioja, which is Spain's premier viticulture and winemaking region. It's no wonder that he decided to pursue a career in winemaking after growing up in this incredible region and being exposed to such excellent wines. Walter earned both an Enology Degree and Agricultural Engineering Degree at the University of La Rioja and University of Montpellier. Worldly and determined, he worked as a cellar worker, viticulturist and assistant winemaker in Spain and France before traveling to New Zealand for a harvest at Spring Creek Vintners. Since 2008, Walter has called California home, and has held enologist and assistant winemaker positions at Peju Province Winery, Del Dotto Vineyards and E&J Gallo. He is excited to work at Langtry's state-of-the-art facility and embark on this new venture as winemaker for Langtry Estate and Guenoc.
Giovanni Verdejo, Assistant Winemaker
Giovanni Verdejo, or Gio, being of Basque descent, was introduced to wine at an early age at family gatherings. His culture and love of wine drew him to study Winemaking and Viticulture at Napa Valley College. Since then, Gio has been working as Cellar Master at Kuleto Estate, helping craft some of the best estate wines out of Napa. Praised for his refined palate, Gio is involved in every part of the winemaking process and final blending decisions.
Jessie Zielsdorf, Hospitality Manager & Wine Club Coordinator
Jessie is a Lake County Native, and a Middletown High School Graduate. After high school, Jessie spent time studying at Mendocino College before embarking on a career in the wine industry. Jessie has spent time in the local wine industry working for notable wineries such as Cache Creek Vineyards and Pope Valley Winery. Jessie's family also has a long history working with Langtry in the ranching & farming sector. It seems that it was fate that brought Langtry and Jessie together, and it's only natural that she has now come to take the reins of Langtry's Hospitality and Wine Club programs.