Winemaker, Seavey Vineyard
Jim has led Seavey's winemaking since 2011 after stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars where he became inspired to focus on Bordeaux varietals. Jim combines rich knowledge of winemaking from around the world with deep technical understanding of vineyards and wine, receiving his Master's Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis.
About Seavey, Jim says: "I delight in the rugged terraces and steep vineyards here, which provide constant opportunities to refine our cultivation methods, And in our small team's relentless pursuit of crafting unmistakable, world-class wines."
Country born: United States
Education: Education: Gonzaga University, UC Davis,
Foreign Study: Malborough, New Zealand
Previous Experience: Robert Mondavi, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Mentor: Philippe Melka
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
We have an intense focus explicitly on our estate vineyards. We take great pride in farming our hillside vineyards and caring for the wines the vineyards provide. Our efforts in the winery are to shepherd the wines' development and showcase the expression of each vintage.