“Lead with Heart”
Posted on November 28, 2021
Growing up, Jessica Mozeico helped her father in his home winemaking cellar, gaining an early glimpse into an often romanticized art. Hardly charmed by the idea of scrubbing tanks and cleaning equipment for a living—for winemaking involves a great many unglamorous tasks!—she initially avoided the wine world in favor of a career in biotechnology. Then one day in 2003, her father called and wanted to start a commercial winery, and Jessica had a change of heart.
They named the winery Et Fille, which translates as “and daughter”. Slowly, Jessica transitioned into the wine world with skills that truly set her work apart. Following her father’s passing in 2017, she took the helm of the business, which now produces 3,000 cases annually from the Willamette Valley. Recently, Jessica launched STEM + root Pinot Noir, a special wine to benefit girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She is an active leader in the Oregon wine community.