Eric Jensen Keeping It Real in the Tasting Room

As a passionate wine, food and motorcycle aficionado, Eric Jensen keeps patrons educated and entertained in the Girard tasting room in Yountville.  So what do motorcycles have to do with wine?  Nothing really, but everyone has a hobby and a dream, and motorcycles will keep Eric revved up if you bring up the topic (sounds like a great 2nd video topic too!).  He’s just as passionate about food and wine, so when you have the opportunity to sit down with Eric in our VIP tasting room, you’re in for a tremendous treat.  Watch the video below and let Eric tell you how how he ended up in the wine business and what he enjoys most about it.  Or better yet, come visit and let him tell you personally.  He will slay you with his charm.  If you have any questions or comments for or about Eric, please share them below in the comments section and we’ll be sure to have Eric respond.

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5 Responses to “Eric Jensen Keeping It Real in the Tasting Room”

  1. Brent McLendon
    May 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Eric is simply the BEST! He is probably the reason we joined the Girard Wine Club. We love the wines but there are so many. Eric made the choice clear for us. And every time we return (every 2 or 3 months) he remembers us and is just as charming as the day we met him. He is truly a gem at Girard.

  2. Girard Winery
    May 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing that Brent! So happy to hear that Eric helped you see the light ;)

    We (and Eric) really appreciate your kind comments and we are so glad to have you AND him at Girard!

  3. Linda Renteria
    May 10, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    jim and i first met eric upvalley on my birthday years ago..jim also being a motorcycle man well what can i say… our favorite Sauvignon blanc is from girard and when we made a stop to the tasting room and saw eric well… they were never going to get rid of us! so of course we joined the wine club, the wines are great and eric always greets us with a glass of SB and a smile, we have also had the pleasure of erin and kevin treating us like family..
    cheers to all of the staff at Girard for their outstanding hospitality.

    p.s see you soon..

  4. Nancy Harig
    May 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Girard – yum!! Best wine in the valley, if you ask me. My husband and I have been going up to Napa for years and always bring our friends to Girard. Everyone has always said the same thing “this is the best wine/winery up here!” We love chatting with the staff, and yes, Eric is the #1 guy. We were just up there last week, came in twice and bought a case of wine each time! Luckily we drove up from Carlsbad so we have lots of room in the car! Our daughter is attending San Francisco State University so now we will be in Yountville twice per year……fair warning Eric!! My favorite wine is the Rose (yes, that was one of the cases we bought, Diamond Mountain Cab was the other) Wish you had the Rose all year round! Oh, and I’m a HUGE fan of the Mixed Blacks. Heck, all the wines are wonderful!!

    Thank you to everyone at Girard. We’ve always had a wonderful time visiting with everyone and I agree with other posters, hard to get us to leave! nancy

  5. Girard Winery
    May 24, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Thanks for the comments Linda and Nancy! Eric says “HI!” Nancy, yeah, we wish we had the Rose’ all year ’round too and it’s a staff favorite. The Mixed Blacks is just a great wine from a awesome storied vineyard… we are so lucky to get fruit from that location.

    We really appreciate you both taking the time to make a few comments. We take pride in our staff who do their best to take the best care of our friends, family and fans like you. Please do not hesitate to reach out of you need anything.


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