Fittingly, it was a wine-fueled conversation during a dinner in 2012 that led Chris and Vernon to float the idea of creating their very own label. Major League teammates and fathers of two, they shared not only a passion for wine but a passion for family as well. After their first four vintages of JACK Wines, Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells made the decision to expand their wine portfolio by adding Two Old Dogs, through a partnership with a friend and well respected vintner, Jennifer Lamb.
Two Old Dogs, adds depth to the JACK family, and the perfect companion for a night out with friends, a night in with your loved one, or a perfect patio day. Our wines deliver the taste and quality you expect from Napa Valley at a price that’s perfect for both the everyday and the extraordinary.
"For me, Two Old Dogs captures the journey of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon through the lens of a legacy brand rooted in friendship and a shared belief that wine can be both affordable and delicious"
With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.
Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.
Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business from ESA France and his Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received his MBA from UC Davis.