Aperture Cellars

Sonoma Region

  • Artists
  • High Accolades
  • Bordeaux Focused
“Like my father’s ability to tell amazing stories through his photography, my greatest joy is bringing together the intricacies of space, place, and time - in essence, the terroir - that make an exceptional bottle of wine.”
-Jesse Katz


Jesse Katz

Jesse Katz has made himself into a respected wine professional in California. He is the first winemaker ever to be included in the Forbes 30 under 30 list and named Wine Spectator “Rising Star”. Early adventures to legendary vineyards and wineries around the world with his father, photographer Andy Katz, gave Colorado native Jesse Katz a profound respect for the creative art of winemaking. Jesse creates distinct, nuanced wines for his brands Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof Vineyards; while serving as a consulting winemaker for some of the world’s most prestigious wines. Previously, he worked at Pétrus, Screaming Eagle, Viña Cobos, Bodega Noemia, and more. For Jesse, nothing matters more than the wine itself. 

Where the Wine is Made


Aperture Cellars

Father and Son have finally put their artistic passions together. Aperture is their way of incorporating art, wine, and all the elements of nature in one game-changing space. Their mission is to find the top cool-climate spots for Bordeaux varieties to live in. Aperture Cellars sources from a collection of vineyards among the most impressive and diverse in California.
Aperture Cellar’s Estate Vineyard lives in the heart of Russian River Valley AVA with a total of 32 acres. 

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