Rick Jones is a life long lover of wine who developed a passion for grapes while living in France in the 1970’s. After returning to the States he made wine on occasion with friends. In between grape stomps he had successful careers at McKinsey & Company and Safeway. After retiring from Safeway to spend more time with Sally, he realized that retirement in the traditional sense was not his style. As a result, Rick founded Jones Family Vineyards in 1996 as a family run partnership and continues an active role in its operation serving as CEO. Never one to slow down, Rick is highly involved with the Napa Valley community serving on the boards of the St. Helena Hospital, the Napa Valley Community Foundation, the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as Napa Learns and the national organization, Raising a Reader. His most beloved role is as Pop-Pop to his 4 grandchildren, Maddie, Lindsey, Georgia and Graham.