Et Fille—which translates as “and daughter”—was cofounded in 2003 by former software engineer Howard Mozeico and his daughter Jessica, who grew up experimenting with him in the cellar. With an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania and a thriving career in biotechnology, Jessica transitioned into the wine world with skills and perspective set that truly set her work apart. Following her father’s passing in 2017, she took the helm of the family business. In 2018, Jessica launched a special wine to benefit girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through the nonprofit Girls, Inc.
Says Jessica, “I have the honor and responsibility to carry Et Fille forward in a manner that is consistent with my dad’s vision, values, and palate. I will continue building the legacy of Et Fille for my daughter.”
With a small estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, Et Fille additionally manages blocks at six sustainably farmed vineyards located throughout the Willamette Valley. The winery produces Pinot Noir, Viognier, rosé, and sparking wine.