El Mero Mero

Jason Grupp

Jason joined the Thompson Vineyard team in 2014 and is in charge of day-to-day management, staffing, and overall ranch and vineyard operations.

Jason is a native Californian who has lived with his family in the Santa Ynez Valley for over 15 years.  Prior to Thompson Vineyard, Jason spent over 14 years at the historic 10,000 acre Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang California, where, among other things, he personally designed and managed the ranch’s private fishing program around its 100 acre spring fed lake.

Jason is a veteran outdoorsman and master fly fisherman, and has been an Orvis endorsed guide and casting instructor since 2005.  When not busy with vineyard agenda he operates Breakwater Tours, a fishing adventure company that specializes in travel packages to some of the most exotic destinations in the world.  His most fulfilling experience as a guide is teaching the art of fly fishing, especially to children.

Jason fishing with kids        Jason teaching fly fishing