The People

Giacomo Soldani – Senior Winemaker

Giacomo grew up within the wine industry in his family owned/operated a winery and vineyard in Piedmont, Italy, Podere Saulino. He completed his degree in Viticulture and Oenology in July 2014. Having completed several Vintages in Italy, Giacomo journeyed and expanded his international experiences and diversified his knowledge. Having the opportunity to work one vintage in Francony Germany at Divino Winery, 3 vintages in Marlborough New Zealand at Spring Creek Vintners owners of the brand “Rapaura Springs”. Giacomo started at James Estate for Vintage 2016 and joined the team permanently from Vintage 2017 being part of the winemaking team. Giacomo was integral in the creation of ‘The Marque’, a red we are very proud of!

Jarron Healey – Vineyard Manager

Jarron joined the James Estate team prior to Vintage 2015 completing irrigation repair as part of work placement through the local high school. Mid 2016 Jarron Joined the James Estate team as a fulltime Agriculture Trainee and attended Tocal Agriculture collage completing his Certificate 3 in Agriculture. Jarron is continuing his education within the field of Viticulture commencing his Diploma of Viticulture at TAFE NSW in 2018. Jarron’s passion for Viticulture and the Property can be seen throughout entire vineyard.

Carolyn Healey, Operations Manager

Carolyn has worked in the retail and hospitality industry for over 20 years including  wine industry experience within James Estate. Carolyn rejoined the team in 2015  as the Baerami Cellar Door Manager and the Office Manager for the Operation. Carolyn has a strong passion for the entire property managing the winery operations including Baerami and Denman Cellar Doors – she has big plans for the James Estate Wines future.

Accommodation

In the heart of the Hunter Valley is James Estate Guesthouse. Located on the waterfront at Terrigal is our Cottage at the Clan Terrigal.

James Estate Guesthouse

The Clan Terrigal

The Cottage @ The Clan Terrigal

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