A winemaker by training, Janet Pagano has a B.S. in Fermentation Science from U.C. Davis. She worked her way up from bottling lines to general management, enjoying every aspect of the wine business. Along the way she has overseen the creation of Artesa, Stonestreet and Ovid wineries. Janet began as Managing Director at Ovid in 2002 in a generator-powered construction trailer and became an equity partner in 2008.
She is currently the Managing Partner of Ovid Napa Valley. Janet is a past Chairman of the Napa Valley Wine Auction and has served on the Boards of the Wine Institute and Napa Valley Vintners. She was President of the St. Helena Family Center and former Chairman of the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Her husband and two children keep her busy sailing, fishing, cooking, hiking and traveling.
Among her favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.