JIM CLOSEGamble Family Vineyards winemaker Jim Close received his degree in
enology from the University of Brighton in the south of England. After
graduating, he worked in the southern Languedoc region, then came
to Napa Valley in late 2000. He spent four years in the fields and
cellars of Elhers Grove and Cartlidge & Browne wineries. In 2004,
he joined Gamble family as head winemaker.
Taking his cue from the Old World, Jim makes well-structured, balanced wines that express the true
terroir of each of our Napa vineyards.