Jacob Johnson, Sommelier



Jacob Johnson began his career in hospitality working catering at horse shows in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. On the heel of his graduation from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, a 19-inch snowstorm hit in June, and he vowed to escape winters in the north and moved to Nicaragua to farm with a non-profit specializing in community education for growing your own food. From there, he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley for another geographical change, yet a bit closer to home. He started his bartending career working at Town in Carbondale, and then transferred to the former Justice Snow’s in Aspen, drawn to their 500+ cocktail list. He pledged to hone is craft in mixology, and went on to become the bar director at Justice Snow’s, then lead bartender at The Little Nell and The St. Regis. During this time, he won the Parce Rum Competition in Seattle in 2014, and also the Ski Town Showdown in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Jacob then shifted his focus to wine and set his sights on a career as a sommelier. He worked as a sommelier at Betula, and joined The Little Nell wine team in May 2019. Jacob’s favorite aspect of working at The Nell is the continued education offered to him, and support in developing his career. When he’s not working, Jacob enjoys hiking and biking, plus rafting with his friends on the Roaring Fork River.

Contact

675 E DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

element47@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

Breakfast: 7 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Bar: 11 am - 10 pm

Please Note: Element 47 will reopen for dinner on November 27.

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Wine Cellar Experiences
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
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Fall Special at Ajax Tavern
Hungry for a deal? Dine at Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain and enjoy a 3 for $37 special, including an appetizer, entree + dessert. Offered daily from 11:30 am - 9 pm.
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Holidays at The Little Nell
Join us in celebrating the holiday season with decadent dinners at element 47 and Ajax Tavern, as well as our 30th Anniversary Party - Party Like It's 1989, 7th Annual Tree Lighting and The Dom Pérignon Party - New Year's at The Nell.


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