Jenny Wagner

Coming from a long line of farmers and winemakers, Jenny Wagner inherited a love of farming, an eagerness to get her hands dirty, and a willingness to push boundaries. As owner and winemaker for Emmolo Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sparkling, Jenny has pursued a distinct style for each of these wines, embracing new and innovative techniques in both the vineyard and her winemaking.

Emmolo is named after her maternal relatives, who arrived in Napa Valley from Sicily in 1923. For many years, the Emmolos ran a rootstock nursery, providing grapevines to many of the area’s growers (including Jenny’s father Chuck Wagner, who founded Caymus Vineyards with her grandparents in 1972).

Now that the Wagners have expanded to Suisun Valley, Jenny has also become the winemaker for The Walking Fool Red Blend, named after her great-great grandfather Johannes Glos. The Walking Fool is the second of Caymus-Suisun’s flagship wines alongside Grand Durif.