Winemaker, Lewis Cellars
From a young age James tended vines in his home state of Maryland with colleagues who would become lifelong friends. After college he worked harvests internationally – in the Barossa, Hawke’s Bay and Burgundy – while earning a degree from UC Davis and pressing cuvée at Domaine Carneros.
Before joining Lewis Cellars, James gained experience on the winemaking teams of Donum, Dutton Goldfield, Patz & Hall and Acacia.
James has followed the Tour de France by bicycle and loves to peddle commute to Lewis Cellars on his uncle's Colnago.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years