Subscribe

Winemaker Jamie Benziger of Sonoma Valley's Imagery Estate wins North Bay Forty Under 40 award

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Subscribe

Jamie Benziger

Age: 33

Winemaker, Imagery Estate Winery

14335 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen 95442

877-550-4278

www.imagerywinery.com

Read other profiles of this year’s winners.

In 25 words or less, how do you exemplify the spirit of being a top Forty under 40 professional?

I strive to be a young confident leader in my role to all generations I encounter keep pushing the limits in the wine industry.

Years with company: 4

Length of time in current position: 2 years

Number of people who report to you: 3

Greatest professional accomplishment: Taking over for my dad as Imagery’s winemaker

Greatest professional challenge: Being put in the spotlight to be the face of Imagery

Best advice received: Go beyond the expected and have fun doing it

Single most important event in your professional life in the last 12 months: Being nominated and named Wine Enthusiasts 2019 40 under 40 Tastemakers

What steps is your company taking to sustain your organization and morale in the current economy?

We have a culture task force in place that meets to discuss how to keep morale up between different sites and departments.

Next professional goal: To keep advancing in my company and educating myself

Education: Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Wine Business and Marketing from Sonoma State University. Winemaking Certification from University of California Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education.

Hometown: Kenwood

Mentor/admired businessperson: My dad, Joe Benziger

Typical day at the office: No day in the office is typical especially during harvest

Best place to work outside of your office: The vineyard

Hobbies: Exercising, horseback riding, skiing

What you wanted to be when you grew up: I wanted to be a marketing and/or advertising executive in New York

First job: Selling tram tour tickets at Benziger Family Winery

Social media you most use: Instagram

Favorite movie: “Goonies”

Favorite after-work drink: Of course a glass of wine

Last vacation: Mammoth Lakes and Lake Tahoe in August of 2019

Jamie Benziger

Age: 33

Winemaker, Imagery Estate Winery

14335 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen 95442

877-550-4278

www.imagerywinery.com

Read other profiles of this year’s winners.

Show Comment

Our Network

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine