Jenny Lynn Heim is the Co-Founder and Vintner of Olet’te Vineyards and Tribe and Arrow Napa Valley. After graduating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Wine & Viticulture, followed by a master’s degree in Global Wine Marketing, she settled in Napa Valley.
In 2007 Jenny and her husband co-founded VinFormant Wine Merchant from their humble “She Shed. The goal was to bring small production, family-owned wines direct to consumers across the U.S. The wine delivery service began shipping nationwide and business was bottleful!
In the 2011, wanting to get back to her ROOTS Jenny co-founded Olet’te Vineyards with just a small personal savings, 3 wine barrels and a dream to produce Pinot from the finest vineyards in Northern California. Armed with a degree in Viticulture and a love for the land, the Olet’te revolution began! With a focus on small lots, sustainably farmed vineyards and an elegance only achieved from the highest quality of grapes, the Olet’te brand has secured its place in cult wine production with mentions everywhere from Wine Spectator to the most revered wine critics and sommeliers across the Nation. The Olet’te Blanc de Blancs sparkling was even picked for the 2020 Oscars!
Today the brand has grown to include Tribe and Arrow Napa Valley which is only offered by allocation and hails from the Diamond Mountain District in Napa Valley. Jenny is busy between the winery, tasting room, vineyards and managing her BEST vintages yet, her two young children.
Jenny describes juggling motherhood and the pursuit of her dreams in the wine business as a wild, beautiful, often chaotic journey but by FAR the greatest gift of all.
Follow the journey on Instagram @napajenny