Rebecca Jain

Taken winemaker Rebecca Jain

Taking a page from Taken – a traditional wine with a taste for the contemporary – Rebecca turns convention on its head. Rebecca champions both scientific precision and artistic flair in her craft – a rarity that can be attributed to diverse influences that shaped her at an early age. She’s the daughter of scientists and a sister to a Los Angeles filmmaker – a background that shines through in her uniquely captivating and complex winemaking style.

Compelled by an incessant thirst for knowledge, the Bay Area native excelled at University of California, Davis. Here, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in viticulture and enology while leading the Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization as its president. The Phi Kappa Phi honor society inductee also earned the school’s Most Outstanding Senior Award along with Wine Spectator’s scholarship for three consecutive years.

Taken and the larger Trinchero Family Estates portfolio caught Rebecca’s eye during a career fair that she attended while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Rebecca subsequently joined the Trinchero Family Estates team as a winemaking research intern, then returned one year later as an enologist. The bilingual winemaker’s strengths became increasingly apparent during a harvest in Chile. Her natural acuity and commitment to the craft caught the attention of Trinchero Family Estates’ senior leadership team, who promptly appointed her to her current role.

Rebecca has flourished at the helm of the Taken brand, where she has played an active role in expressing the brand’s identity and origin through Taken’s Red Blend and Chardonnay offerings. Rebecca’s fresh take on Taken tells the story of past and future – both of Napa Valley’s heritage and her hand in shaping what’s to come.