Jennifer Wall is a native Californian, mother of three and one of the world’s most-awarded winemakers. With us for over 20 years, Jen joined the Barefoot team not long after graduating from college, where she studied Biology and dreamed of being a physician. Lucky for us, a summer spent harvesting grapes changed her mind, and in 1995 this talented young woman joined us as head winemaker. She’s been making us smile ever since with her own brand of quirky fun and irrepressible good energy.
Over the years, Jen has gone from crafting just four wines to more than 30 for our growing collection. Whether she’s working on Barefoot Bubbly or Barefoot Refresh, putting the finishing touches on her latest red blend for Barefoot Cellars or coming up with ideas for new wines like Barefoot Fusion, Jen draws on her innate curiosity and creativity to help us keep things interesting.
Jen’s dedication has not gone unnoticed. Her wines carry the honor of being the most-awarded still and sparkling wines in U.S. competitions. All said, the wines have received over 2,000 medals, countless accolades, and – best of all – the support of legions of fans around the world.
Not only does our unfailingly upbeat winemaker craft a fantastic lineup of delicious wines, she also gives back by traveling to share the Barefoot story. She is one of our most passionate voices for the charitable causes we love. Back home in Sonoma, California, Jen pays it forward by supporting other local causes she loves like Girl Scouts of America and Catwalk for a Cure.
One of the original Barefooters, Jen lets us call her by her Barefoot name, Pinky Toe, whenever we like. Now, what’s not to love about that?
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