Josh Jensen is a native Californian who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jensen graduated from Yale in 1966 with a degree in history and subsequently earned a masters degree in Anthropology at Oxford.
After Oxford, he lived in France for several years, becoming fluent in French and learning about French wines with lengthy visits to Bordeaux, Alsace and Champagne and of course, Burgundy. During that time, he made the decision to turn his love of Burgundian wines into his life’s work. Jensen founded Calera Wine Company in 1975, and now has a total of 84 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Viognier planted in the Mt. Harlan AVA, San Benito County, Hollister, California.