Round Pond Estate has named Jaime “JJ” Dowell as the new winemaker overseeing all aspects of the winemaking process at the family-owned and operated winery.
After receiving her degree in viticulture and enology from UC Davis, Dowell held winemaking positions at Bonny Doon Vineyard, and was most recently assistant winemaker at Alpha Omega in St. Helena, where she oversaw day-to-day winemaking operations. Dowell also spent three years harvesting pinot noir at Villa Maria Estate in New Zealand.
Born in San Diego, Dowell is a fifth-generation Californian. In addition to the winemaking roles, Dowell has managed her family’s art gallery in the East Bay before transitioning to focus on winemaking.