Aloft Wine


Jim Barbour, Farmer

Jim Barbour was raised on his family’s ranch in Rutherford where he learned the life of farming, a passion for land, and the understanding that hard work breeds success.  A Napa Valley native, Jim isn’t just one of the top vineyard managers in all of California, he is also one of our closest family friends.

“Jim and I have been walking vineyards together for over 45 years and can pretty much finish each other’s sentences.  I do not consider acquiring a piece of property without walking it with him first.” – Marc Mondavi

Jim’s client list reads like a who’s who of cult Cabernet, including Hundred Acre, Dark Matter, Checkerboard, Keever, Revana, Heidi Barrett, Casa Piena and Aloft, among others. His management style tenaciously upholds sustainable and responsible farming methods, as well as organic and biodynamic practices.  We can’t say enough good things about his green thumb and general feel for the land. 

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