Luxury Calistoga Winery Promotes Former General Manager Jessica Link to President of the Winery
Calistoga, Calif., January 19 ,2022 — Davis Estates announced on Monday that longtime employee Jessica Link has been promoted from General Manager to President of the winery. Link joined Davis Estates in 2016 just before the opening of the winery, and has been an integral part of the leadership team since then, moving the brand from infancy to distinction.
“I am humbled and honored to now hold the title of President of Davis Estates,” shares Link. “It’s rare that we get to work in a field and with a company that we are truly passionate about, and I’m lucky to say that it is definitely the case for me. I am excited to work with the family and this dedicated team to continue building on this trajectory of excellence.”
Link started as the fifth hire and has built a team that is 22 people strong. Her performance, including making the company cash-flow positive after just four years, takes strategic planning, backed by exceptional wine and incredible hospitality. This is accomplished by providing her team the opportunity to succeed through processes, education, and training.
When asked about what makes Davis Estates unique, Link says, “I appreciate the family’s desire to welcome guests into their home. When entering the winery, you’re made to feel like you’re in your friend’s living room sharing a glass of wine and forming bonds with new friends all while enjoying beautiful views of Napa Valley.”
Link started her career path as one of the first three graduates from the Wine Business program at Sonoma State University. Before joining Davis Estates, she came up through the ranks at Beringer Vineyards, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and Robert Young Estate Winery developing broad-based experience in management, finance, sales and marketing, hospitality, winegrowing and production. Her outgoing nature, insatiable curiosity, and complete lack of inhibition to ask “who, what, why, or how?” have exposed her to people and elements of the business well beyond the roles she’s held.
“Jessica’s innovative leadership style is perfectly aligned with the future direction of Davis Estates,” raves Proprietor Mike Davis. “She has a proven five-year history building us from the new kids on the block to a recognized and respected Napa Valley Luxury Winery and we are excited to see what plans she has in store for our future.”
About Davis Estates
Davis Estates is a family owned and operated estate winery located in the northern region of Napa Valley crafting exceptional wines known for their nuance, complexity, and elegance. Best-known for terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignons, Davis Estates also produces exceptional Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and special Bordeaux blends, along with single varietals of everything grown on the estate. The picturesque winery property covers 155 acres, 11 of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. The estate sweeps from the famous Silverado Trail on the valley floor up into the eastern hills, cresting at 1,100 feet. This change of elevation, exposure and micro-climate, combined with a range of well-drained volcanic soils, creates an ideal place to grow their preeminent grapes.