Jim Barbour was raised on his family’s ranch in Rutherford, Napa Valley, where he learned the life of farming, a passion for land, and the first-hand understanding that hard work breeds success.
After graduating from the University of California-Davis, Jim returned to Napa Valley to begin a career that would lead him to become one of Napa Valley’s most sought-after viticulturists. For over 40 years, he has been dedicated to this craft, producing premium wine grapes using traditional and contemporary hand-farming methods. Jim has planted and managed many prominent vineyards in the valley, including Hundred Acre, Grace Family, Checkerboard, Blankiet, Revana, Harbison Estate, Gandona Estate, The Vineyardist, Keever, Husic, Pillar Rock, Dr. Stephens, and more. In 1992, he planted his own vineyard, and in 1995 produced of his first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon (just 50 cases).
Celia Welch is one of North America’s most highly regarded winemakers and has earned a reputation for crafting distinctive wines that express the unique qualities and characteristics of each vineyard. As the daughter of an avid wine collector and home winemaker, Celia had an early introduction to wine appreciation and the elements of winemaking. Her early fascination with wine’s flavours and aromas inspired her to earn a degree in enology from U.C. Davis. Afterward, she explored and worked in the wine regions of the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, and Australia. She settled in Napa Valley, and after spending several years working in notable wineries, she became an independent winemaker working for clients including Staglin Family Vineyard. Today, her client list consists of a select group of Napa Valley wineries: Barbour, Scarecrow, Keever Vineyards, Lindstrom, and Hollywood and Vine among them. Celia also produces wine under her own label, Corra.