Originally from the East coast, James has spent the last eight years in Napa working in the wine industry. Confirmed as a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, James' extraordinary wine palate and vast knowledge of wines from around the world enable us to deliver exceptional and memorable privately guided winetasting experiences for guests across the wine-interest spectrum, from the newly-impassioned to the more-studied and discerning.
Wine has been, and remains a core component of James' DNA, makeup and lifestyle. Growing up in an Italian family, James fondly remembers large holiday gatherings with family and friends, where wine invariably played an integral part. And years later, after visiting Italy's famed wine regions, along with the dazzling Lake Como, James asked his wife, "How come we only go to beautiful places when we go on vacation? Why can't we live somewhere beautiful?" That was that. Returning to the States, James and his wife moved to Napa shortly thereafter; where each and every day since then, James makes it a point to appreciate the natural beauty and blessings of their splendid wine country lifestyle.