James was born in Redding, CA, but raised in many places. He first got into wine through his housemate in San Francisco, who showed him how special and flavorful wine can be. Working at Winegardner’s is his first foray into the wine industry, and he enjoys drinking bigger wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, skateboarding, and playing card games.
Fun Fact: James can karate chop the head off a pineapple!