In this episode, we’ll uncork two new wine stories. The first is about a winery that perpetuates the hand-in-hand collaboration of its co-founders. And the second centers on a three-year-long process between four friends to make their craft what it is today.
Jessica Mozeico, Co-Founder & Winemaker, Et Fille Wines
Nick Marshall, Co-Owner & Winemaker, Benedetto Vineyards
Jessica Mozeico co-founded Willamette Valley winery Et Fille Wines, which means “and daughter”, with her father Howard Mozeico in 2003. Jessica grew up helping her dad with his winemaking hobby in their garage. She fell in love with wine, though it was a passion she cultivated from the sidelines as she pursued an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania, and a career in biotechnology marketing. After years of leading biotechnology drug launches and marketing teams, Jessica founded Mozeico Consulting to provide strategic planning services.
Finally, Jessica and Howard decided to co-found Et Fille Wines, where they ran the winery together until Howard’s untimely death. Jessica learned everything about winemaking from her dad. Today, Jessica operates the business, making elegantly complex wines inspired by her late father’s legacy and her daughter’s future. She says, “I have the honor and responsibility to carry Et Fille forward in a manner that is consistent with my dad’s vision, values, and palate. I will continue building the legacy of Et Fille for my daughter.” She feels fortunate to be part of the collaborative and encouraging Oregon wine community.
Nick Marshall & Lisa Marshall
Nick is a graduate of “THE” University of Southern Oregon in Ashland, and Lisa a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona. They both competed in sports at the college level. Nick has been a life-long Oregonian and Lisa has lived in several wine-growing regions on the west coast. Together, their knowledge and passion for wine continue to grow and they are excited to share this new venture with you.
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