MIchael James got it's start in 2007 as two friends were sharing an idea of a small, hands-on wine project. We are focused entirely on crafting cabernet sauvignon from the Howell Mountain and Coombsville regions as well as other great vineyard sites from the cooler micro-climates of the Napa Valley.
We believe that nature — what the French call terroir — makes the wine and that we, as winemakers and winegrowers, can only steward it along. We also believe that wines should be hand-crafted in small lots, on a human-scale, with minimal intervention and maximum attention. We support and praise our fellow family farmers and winemakers who craft wines in this manner.
Thank you for discovering us and supporting small winemakers like ourself.
Limited availability. Winemaking without compromise.
Michael Dekshenieks, Proprietor
Jim Heiser, Winemaker