Jim Barbour was raised in Napa Valley and grew up working on his family's ranch in Rutherford. With over 30 years of experience, he has become one of Napa's most respected viticulturalists. During the span of his career, Jim has developed and managed over 1,200 acres of wine grapes. In addition to Husic, he has worked with such names as Blankiet, Grace Family, Hundred Acre, DR Stephens, Pillar Rock, Revana, Pride, Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, and Von Strasser Vineyards. He received a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science (viticulture) from the University of California-Davis.