Anthony Biagi, Amici Winemaker
Amici Cellars is pleased to welcome industry veteran Anthony "Tony" Biagi as Winemaker. Biagi's extensive experience with notable Napa Valley wineries — Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Plumpjack, Cade and Hourglass among them — expertly complements the Amici portfolio, which features several small-production, single vineyard wines from prominent Napa and Sonoma appellations such as Spring Mountain District, Rutherford, Oakville and Russian River Valley.
Born and raised in California, Biagi earned his degree in fermentation science from the University of California at Davis in 1995. Upon graduation, he joined Duckhorn, where by 1998 he was named winemaker for the new Paraduxx Winery. From 2001-2003, he held the role of Winemaker and General Manager at Neal Family Vineyards. In March 2003, Biagi joined the Plumpjack Group, where he remained for nearly 10 years, serving as Winemaker for Plumpjack and becoming the Founding Winemaker of Cade in 2005. In addition to his work with Amici Cellars, Biagi is the Winemaker for Olema, Amici's sister label in Sonoma County.
Jesse Fox, Associate Winemaker
Associate Winemaker Jesse Fox joined the Amici team in 2016, bringing a winemaking perspective shaped in some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants and renowned wineries. A Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef with a degree in hospitality from Cornell University, Jesse found himself entranced by the irresistible aromas of freshly-harvested grapes while working under Chef Thomas Keller at the French Laundry.
Taking a leap, he joined the hospitality team at Robert Sinskey in 2004. Harvests in New Zealand and Argentina, six years at Harlan Estate’s The Napa Valley Reserve and five years at Ram’s Gate Winery further molded his winemaking style, with a focus on superb quality and detail.
When not working closely with Amici Winemaker Tony Biagi to create balanced, multi-dimensional wines, Jesse makes full use of his culinary expertise at his home in Napa, making homemade chocolates, fermented almonds and barbequed fare aplenty with his wife Julia and their children Asher and Ella.