Figuring Rutherglen already had the market stitched up with the “big”, “bold” and “heavy” reds from multi-generational labels we have grown up with, Ricky and Georgie spotted a niche for a lighter, brighter “with food” wine. Enter James & Co. Wines – riffing on a classic Italian Sangiovese theme with their Sangiovese Rosè, Sangiovese Cabernet and Sangiovese.
This break from the traditional Rutherglen mould doesn’t stop with a new wine but also presents a new way for James & Co. is a winery with a vineyard of “no fixed address”. With clear vision and care, Ricky only selects the vineyards and small parcels of fruit that will create the wine blends he desires. This vision continues through to his winemaking style; but there is a softer side to his persona that shines through with gentle handling and minimal intervention during the winemaking process.