Sally Jones (1945-2005)

Born in Seattle, Washington it wasn’t initially clear that Sally was destined to be part of a winemaking family, but her mark is indelible on Jones Family Vineyards. A trained interior decorator and party planner extraordinaire, the look and feel of our Estate and gardens are the result of her taste and tireless efforts. Her feeling that the vines were looking unkempt was one thing that prompted Rick to call David Abreu about managing the vineyard. Her famous “fickle finger of fate” started a partnership that continues today.

Sally battled a rare lung condition ( alpha-1 antitripsine deficiency) for decades and survived a lung transplant. Fortunately, she lived long enough to see our winemaking project grow, enjoy some of the lifestyle of the Napa Valley, and meet the first member of our third generation, her oldest granddaughter Madeline.

A horticulturalist at heart, the entry garden at St. Helena Hospital will be named in her honor. Plans are underway to transform the space into an inviting spot that honors the healing powers of nature.