A SHARED PASSION FOR PERFECTION
Jack Pandol and Jim Beagle are the owners of Grapery®.
Jack started his career with his family's diversified agri-business. Never satisfied with conventional thinking, over several years he became a pioneer of sorts. Jack has developed new types of irrigation, fertilization and a different way to train the grape vines so they receive more sunlight and fresh air.
Jim Beagle grew up in a family that has farmed in California for generations. After an agricultural degree from UC Davis and farming for several years for a prominent California table grape grower, Jim decided to return to school and received his MBA from Harvard in 2001 before returning to his career and the vineyards.
During harvest time Jack and Jim walk the vineyards every day tasting fruit from each lot before making the final decision that the fruit is ready for harvest. Unlike other growers, we don't harvest all of our grapes at once. Instead we carefully harvest each field several different times, selecting only the very best grapes that are fully ripe and at their absolute peak of flavor.
PROUD HERITAGE. PERFECT CLIMATE.
As founder of the Grapery®, Jack Pandol possesses a widely respected heritage of table grape production. His grandfather Stjepe emigrated from his native Croatia at the early 1900's and farmed his first vineyard in California's San Joaquin Valley. The flat terrain and dry, hot summers proved the perfect environment for growing what is known as nature's oldest cultivated crop.
Working in the fields alongside his father and uncles, Jack learned invaluable insights about all aspects of the business. After earning a degree in Viticulture from UC Davis, he later returned to the family's vineyard where he would eventually work in management and help to grow the business into a worldwide producer of table grapes. He branched out on his own and founded the Grapery in 1996 following a three-year appointment with the California Environmental Protection Agency.
His goal for the Grapery was simply a matter of ... (ahem) taste. Jack Pandol envisioned a table grape so incredibly plump, juicy and delicious that he became laser focused on one thing. Flavor. This unswerving passion has resulted in a company that continues to grow the best tasting, all-natural, most highly sought after table grapes on the market today.