dipWSET, Winemaker, Instructor
Jonathan Frost is a current Master of Wine candidate with over ten years of winemaking experience. He holds a WSET Level 4 Diploma, a B.S. in Accounting, and is an experienced winemaker. After pursuing a career in music, John entered the wine industry in 2009 to learn under UC Davis alums in the Livermore Valley. This experience is known as the “school of broom-pushing” in the industry. In 2015, he moved to Napa Valley for a winemaking position that introduced him to a community that opened him to opportunities to work with consultants, writers, WSET instructors and the ability to trial new wine technology. He joined LAFFORT® in 2020; with his experience and inventive solutions for large and small wineries. He is known for his hands-on approach, emphasis on logistics and efficiency, and education for both the tasting room and production. He is not only a practitioner but also an instructor; John instructs for Napa Valley Wine Academy sharing his knowledge and experience with others. His approach to winemaking is not about ego but about the journey, the lifestyle, and the opportunity to share it with others. He is dedicated to doing the right things to make a great product with the right people.