Winemaker, Ricky James began his love affair with Sangiovese while working at Lowe Wines in Mudgee and to pursue this passion (with the blessing of his wife) he established his own winery. It was from here the James & Co. label was born. Ricky and his effervescent wife Georgie are the original members of the James & Co. crew who founded James & Co. Wines upon a desire to produce limited quantities of approachable and enjoyable wines.
Un-fussed by top notes of gooseberry and – quite frankly – unsure of what they are or if indeed he even likes them, spend an hour at the table of winemaker Ricky James and you will discover his real passion is for “flavour, structure and balance”.
After studying Winemaking at the University of Sydney, Ricky spread his wings and worked in a variety of wine regions including Orange, the Mornington Peninsula, Mudgee and Rutherglen to obtain extensive, invaluable knowledge and experience in the art of winemaking and viticulture.