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Winemaker + Creative Director

Jay holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Art History, and a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. In addition to his passion for the arts, Jay holds a culinary degree from The Seattle Art Institute and has cooked at some of Seattle’s premier fine dining establishments: Rover’s, Café Campagne, and Dahlia Lounge. 

Jay took over wine production at Foundry Vineyards in 2017. In 2018 he began transitioning the winery towards sourcing organic grapes, natural fermentations, and low-intervention methods.

When not at Foundry Vineyards, Jay spends time with his wife Kelsee and two children Jackson and Lucas. Jay is also a practicing artist working in the media of painting and sculpture.

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