DR JAN KRUPP
A Bay Area internist with a medical degree from Stanford, Dr. Jan Krupp was hungry for the joy he once felt working his mother’s New England gardens and his uncle’s Virginia farm.
Over the years, an amateur interest in finely-crafted wines had blossomed into full-blown oenophilia, with weekdays in the doctor's office followed by weekends in the cellar making home wines with friends.
Shortly after moving to Napa in 1991 and planting a 41-acre home vineyard, a large swath of land come up for sale just a few miles away. He enlisted his brother Bart, and the two doggedly set about to transform this wild expanse into what is now Stagecoach Vineyard. Dr. Jan Krupp's passion is evident in the carefully tended vines and hand-crafted wines. On any given day, you'll find Dr. Krupp supervising the care of the 650-acre vineyard or with the winemaker nurturing the maturing wines.