Unlike most kids, Jesse Katz had an appreciation for wine by the time
he graduated from Fairview High School, but the Boulder native still
didn’t think there was a career path into the industry.
Fast-forward 15 years and Katz is the co-owner of one of the hottest
wineries in the Napa Valley, Aperture Cellars, and he’s growing a
reputation as a winemaker for the stars.
After first making a special blend for the wedding of an old friend,
actress Jessica Biel (who went to high school in Boulder), to pop staractor Justin Timberlake, he’s branched out to make specialty wines
for Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, as well as for both
celebrity chefs and old high-school pals wanting to offer special
touches to clients of their businesses.