Two Old Dogs, the St. Helena based wine producer that’s perfect for both the everyday and extraordinary, today announced the newest member of its team, Winemaker Julien Fayard.

With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploring what makes each one unique. His wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.

“For me, Two Old Dogs captures the journey of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon through the lens of a legacy brand rooted in friendship and a shared belief that wine can be both affordable and delicious,” said Winemaker Julien Fayard. “I enjoy being a part of Chris and Vernon’s team, producing honest wines and delivering value in every bottle.”

Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects. Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business from ESA France and his Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received his MBA from the University of California Davis.

Two Old Dogs creates a Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé and a Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for a night out with friends, a night in with your loved one, or a lovely patio day. The wine delivers the taste and quality you expect from Napa Valley at an approachable price.


Two Old Dogs is a small wine producer located in St. Helena, California owned by Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells. After their first four vintages of JACK Wines, Iannetta and Wells made the decision to expand their wine portfolio by adding Two Old Dogs, through a partnership with friend and well-respected vintner, Jennifer Lamb. Two Old Dogs delivers the taste and quality you expect from Napa Valley at a price that’s perfect for both the everyday and the extraordinary. Today, winemaker Julien Fayard guides the creation of a Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé and a Sauvignon Blanc. The Two Old Dogs tasting room is located in St. Helena where guests can enjoy current and library releases, complemented by local artisanal cheeses. For more information about Two Old Dogs, please visit

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