About the Author
Jim was raised in Napa Valley and grew up working on his family's ranch in Rutherford. He received a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science (Viticulture) from the University of California-Davis.
After working with one of the Valley's most respected viticulturalists, Laurie Wood, Jim founded Barbour Vineyards, a full-service management company that currently maintains over 500 acres of wine grapes. It is a practitioner of responsible and sustainable farming practices and has a rapidly growing business of clients looking to adopt organic farming practices.
Jim and his partners, Nate George and Jesus Rios, work side-by-side with Napa's top winemakers, including Celia Welch, Thomas Brown, Philippe Melka, and Heidi Barrett.