Jim Close has always had an affinity for fine wine. His childhood in London would often involve ferry rides with his parents to France to “fill up the boot” with European wines. He later studied at University of Brighton’s Plumpton College of Viticulture and Enology, graduating in 1998. Upon graduation, Jim began his professional career in the southern Languedoc region of France. He joined Tom Gamble in 2003.
Taking his cue from the Old World, Jim makes well-structured, balanced wines that express the true terroir of each of our Napa vineyards