May 5, 2022
James King is the Co-owner and Operator at King Family Vineyards, a family-owned and operated vineyard settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia. James began his career with King Family Vineyards serving as the Tasting Room Manager, General Manager, and working in the vineyard before taking his current position.
He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in history and played lacrosse for the university. James served in the United States Marine Corps, completing two combat tours overseas, and was the Student Outreach Coordinator for Archi’s Acres, Inc.
How can a winemaker connect with others in the industry? Is it possible to connect with your community through your brand?
James King understands the power of collaboration with other winemakers. By working, researching, and exchanging techniques with other winemakers and vineyards, you can create high-quality wines for consumers across the globe — and bring people together. James is connecting the community with more than just wine to create a remarkable experience for everyone.
In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, join Drew Hendricks and Bianca Harmon as they talk with James King, Co-owner and Operator at King Family Vineyards, about the collaboration in the wine industry for greater production. James discusses how variable weather can alter the taste of grapes, how teamwork can cultivate prestigious wine flavors, and innovative ways to connect with the community.