Our Team

Meet the Team

Beginning in 1991 and over the next 30 years, owner Pamela Jackson transformed what began as asmall
farm in to thriving working estate where entertaining family and friends, educating community and
celebrating life is at the core of the mission.

Pamela Jackson

Founder

Pamela is no stranger to hard work; she has successfully run the Pamelot Estate for the last 25years. The farm is well known in the community as a place where children can come to learn to ride horses, about farm life, and now, where adults can escape too. Pamela is a published author, sailboat captain, and sommelier. She loves art and music and brings all these interests to the estate.

Her inspiration for the winery came after a trip to the Loire Valley and Champagne in 2013. In 2017 Pamela hopped on her tractor and plowed the first vineyard on the estate. Under her leadership it is continuing to grow. In 2021 Pamela was elected to the Georgia Wine Producers Association where she serves as Board Secretary.

KJ Bell

Head Winemaker and Vineyard Manager

KJ Bell has been professionally growing grapes and making wine in North Georgia for almost 10 years. His career started with Cavender Creek Vineyards, a small farm winery in Dahlonega, where he found his passion for winemaking and vineyard management while working and attending college full time. He then relocated to one of the largest vineyard and winery operations in North Georgia, Kaya Vineyard and Winery, where he assumed the role of Head Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. His wines have won numerous awards from competitions across the country including gold, silver, and bronze medals.

KJ Graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical education with a minor in Military Leadership from the University of North Georgia and has been actively serving in the Georgia Army National guard for almost 12 years as an enlisted soldier and currently as a Commissioned Officer. He and his wife Chelsea have a 2-year-old daughter, Olivia Blake, and a newborn son, Hudson. 

Juliette Johnson

Farm Director

Juliette is the heart of the farm and the animals. The eldest of Pamela’s children, she began riding horses at the age of four and began instructing at the age of fifteen. Juliette started the summer horse camp at The Farm at Pamelot and has been directing and leading it for eighteen years. When the dream of the winery began, Juliette began taking sommelier courses and continues to study .

Juliette and her husband Brandon have three children. Brandon, an engineer by profession, freely shares his expertise with the farm on a regular basis.

Laura Steh

Director of Operations

Laura comes to Painted Horse Winery with 7 years experience as a Personal Assistant and 13 years experience as an Account Manager in a local marketing firm.

As an avid wine lover, she’s able to combine passion with work at Painted Horse Winery. In addition to working at the winery, Laura runs a successful jewelry business with her daughter Madison.

Laura and her husband Bryan have three grown children.

Laura Jesseph

Director of Marketing

Ms. Jesseph brings over twenty years of business strategy and entrepreneurial marketing expertise to Pamelot Farm. Ms. Jesseph’s specialties include corporate branding, start-up planning, product launch, program management and strategic marketing. Her passion for community engagement, animal welfare, coffee and winemaking make Pamelot her home away from home.

Ms. Jesseph lives in Milton, GA with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and other assorted pets.

Bailey Steh

Tasting Room Manager and Events Planner

Bailey comes to us with 15 years of customer service experience in multiple fields. Most recently she was part of the training team at Fidelity Home Warranty for 6 years. Prior to that she worked on the catering team at Smokejack in downtown Alpharetta. Bailey is a Georgia native and currently resides in Alpharetta with her 2 fur-babies. She enjoys wine, cooking, gardening, theatre, traveling with girlfriends and party planning.

First time and we will certainly be back!! Beautiful
property, great atmosphere and amazing wine!! All that and I can bring the kids and the dog…..familytime
must!Thestaffwassofriendlyandhelpful!!