Napa, California – Mira Winery, which produces a limited amount of hand crafted, all-natural wines, each a singular expression of unique grapes, announced today that Jesus Medina is joining the team as Assistant Winemaker. The announcement comes as Mira prepares to open its new Winery and Hospitality House at 6170 Washington Street just south of Yountville in time to celebrate the winery’s 10th harvest in 2019.
“Jesus brings an expertise, attention to detail and passion for winemaking that will only make us better,” said Mira Winemaker Gustavo A. Gonzalez. “I have worked with winemakers around the world and Jesus is at the top of the pack.”
Jesus Medina has spent more than two decades supporting the production of premium wines in Napa Valley and around the globe. Over the course of a twenty-year career with the Robert Mondavi Winery he rose to the position of Cellar Master and took an active role in constantly refining and improving standards and practices for cellar work and winemaking.
“We are excited that Jesus is joining the team and to have a new winery and hospitality house on our 10th anniversary to share with wine lovers visiting the Napa Valley,” said proprietor Jim “Bear” Dyke. “Our goal is to create a look and feel on the property that reflects the history of Yountville and could have been built by George C. Yount himself.”
Gonzalez is now able to have complete control over every aspect of the winemaking process working with Medina to further the winery’s pursuit of perfection in fine wine production. Every aspect of Mira’s new winery has been designed with that pursuit in mind, from the specially designed French oak tanks used to produce Mira’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon Schweizer Vineyard to a workflow and visitor experience inspired by the innate perfection of the golden ratio.
The “Miracle” of Mira
In 2009 entrepreneur Jim “Bear” Dyke and winemaker Gustavo A. Gonzalez launched Mira Winery and began to produce limited production single vineyard 100% varietal wines that are interesting, balanced and a true reflection of their place, varietal, and season. Mira is the Latin root of miracle.
Mira captured the attention of the world when they experimented with the ocean-aging of wine followed by a dominant performance against some of the world’s most highly regarded wines at a tasting commemorating the Judgement of Paris.
Mira began construction on a new winery and hospitality house at 6170 Washington Street in May of 2018 and will open in time for harvest 2019. For more information on Mira, please visit our website www.miranapa.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.