Jeff Gaffner began his career at Chateau St. Jean, under the tutelage of renowned vintner Richard Arrowood, who Jeff credits with teaching him the importance of being as passionate about growing the grapes as making the wine. In the years since, Jeff has become one of the most sought after winemakers for artisan labels, having gained critical acclaim and a loyal following for his site-specific focus and restrained winemaking style. Jeff launched Saxon Brown in 1997 to focus on small single vineyard bottlings reflecting his preference for elegantly structured, well balanced and age worthy wines. In addition to Saxon Brown, Jeff enjoys critical acclaim as consulting winemaker for artisan labels including Stephanie by Hestan (Napa Valley), Black Kite Cellars (Anderson Valley), Vincent Christopher (Sonoma Coast), Modicum (Napa Valley), and Etre Wines (Sonoma Coast).
Jeff is a featured winemaker for Discover the Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard Dinner on Saturday, March 4, at 7:00 pm.