Sonoma Magazine featured her as a winemaker who was, “under the radar and super talented.” We couldn’t agree more. Happy, happy birthday to our favorite winemaker, (and wife and mother), Janice Schmidt!!
Janice grew up in Sonoma County and attended UC Davis, graduating with a BS in Food Science and a MS in Enology. Her thesis research, mentored by Dr. Ann Noble, focused on wine flavors, aroma profiles and the terms that could be used to describe wines. Janice’s research was instrumental in helping to design the renowned Wine Aroma Wheel. Leaving academia behind, Janice spent the next 20 years at Jordan Winery, working with winemaker Rob Davis and legendary wine consultant Andre Tchelistcheff, crafting the quintessential Sonoma County Cabernet.