The People

Jeff Meyers, Terra d'Oro Vice President and General Manager

An integral part of Terra d'Oro his entire winemaking career, Jeff graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology in 1981 and became General Manager by 1986. These days Jeff oversees all aspects of the winery, including winemaking, viticulture, retail, and visitor operations. With his years of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the region’s viticulture, Jeff has been instrumental in developing Italian varietals and Syrah in the region. He’s also helped to define a style of Zinfandel clearly and undeniably identified with Amador County and his wines have received awards and accolades too numerous to mention.

Jeff has a unique talent for producing Amador County wines that showcase the region’s robust fruit in a subtle, approachable style. His ultimate goal—to make rich, full-flavored reds ready to be enjoyed now, but still able to age and develop gracefully in the cellar for up to ten years. Jeff’s favorite grapes, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Italian varieties, are perfectly suited to this style.

Jeff has also created and designed one of the most important parts of winemaking at Terra d’Oro—ongoing vineyards trials. By studying and observing how particular vines perform in the Amador County terroir, Jeff can determine the best way to plant and farm Terra d’Oro’s 400 acres of estate vineyards to produce the style of wine he desires.

A genial baseball buff and avid Sacramento Kings fan, Jeff lives with his wife and two children in the Sierra foothills.