This is the story of a Dallas waiter turned Napa Valley Winemaker.
Jason Moore's passion for wine began as he waited tables in various fine dining establishments in Dallas, Texas. Pursuing that passion took a monumental leap when he and his wife sold everything and moved to California in 2002. Jason learned how to make wine the hard way, hands on, literally practicing his winemaking skills from a garage with free grapes given to him. With the help of some famous Napa Valley mentors and a lot of trial and error, Jason’s skills were honed and in 2006 he hung up his waiter’s apron for good after accepting a management position at the host facility which would end up making Modus.
Since then he’s been named one of the top five new young winemakers by Sommelier Journal, received a few 90+ point scores from The Wine Enthusiast, and most recently, one of his wines was selected to be served at a White House State Dinner.
Angels, this is a winemaker to keep your eye on.
Modus Operandi Accolades, Awards and Honors:
- Jason Moore’s 2008 Modus Operandi Sauvignon Blanc was poured as the first course wine at President Obama’s first State Dinner which hosted the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
- Jason’s 2007 Modus Operandi Cabernet Sauvignon received 92 points by The Wine Enthusiast. (The 2008 is not yet rated.)
- Sommelier Journal – July, 2009: Jason Moore, winemaker/owner of Modus Operandi, named one of the top five new young winemakers.
“My true resume is in the bottle.” –Jason Moore