Wine Spectator: Josh Jensen, Founder of Calera Wine Company, Dies At 78June 14, 2022
The limestone hills of Mount Harlan in California’s Central Coast are forever intertwined with vintner Josh Jensen. The founder of Calera Wine Company, Jensen was not only a pioneer for the region, located within the remote Gavilan Mountains near Monterey, but also a trailblazer for California wine. Jensen chased an impossible dream to make Burgundy-style Pinot Noir in California, and succeeded, becoming one of the state’s top Pinot Noir producers. The visionary and icon of the California wine industry died June 11 at his home. He was 78. Wine Spectator has a look at Jensen’s life and career.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.