Testimonials
Testimonials

Wine Club

“The wine events James organizes are always very special. His wine-maker dinners are particularly outstanding, with great food, great wine, and some of the most fascinating people in the wine business.”

—Bob Moore

“James’ boundless and infectious enthusiasm for good wine and food will restore excitement for the jaded and set beginners on the right path for discerning enjoyment.”

—R. Corbin Houchins

“Whether you're an amateur or on your way to becoming a sommelier, experiencing wine with James, as a friend and host, becomes so much more in every way. I've traveled the country with James, and from the vineyard to the cellar it's all been a delight.”

—S. Steven Maxood

Tours

“Our wine tour was the most amazing experience we have ever had in the Napa valley. We had a fantastic time and were treated like royalty everywhere we went. We tasted some incredible wines in the most beautiful settings and were attended to by very knowledgeable and personable staff. Thank you so much for making our trip a once in a lifetime experience.

—Marlene Aprati

Charities

“James was instrumental in introducing dozens of wineries to cause-marketing through our Gala and Auction. Not only did he secure and create exciting wine-auction packages, but he grew our wine category to the top performer of the overall auction. The wineries received excellent exposure and our guests were thrilled with their treasures.”

—Nicole Morrison, Executive Director
Detlef Schrempf Foundation

“Our annual gala is one of the premier social fundraising events of the greater San Diego area and James has worked tirelessly to develop auction packages that appeal to our specific audience. His efforts have taken our wine category from just average to outstanding. He is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.”

— Angie Macaluso, Auction Chair
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary
Rancho Santa Fe Unit

Winemakers

“My experience with James King has led me to believe that he has a firm grasp of matching people with wines they might enjoy. Everyone has different tastes and values. James bridges that gap beautifully.

—Bob Egelhoff, Consulting winemaker
David Arthur Vineyards, Egelhoff Wines, Amizetta Vineyards, Axios Wines and Phelan Vineyard

“I have known and worked with James in a variety of ways and on a variety of events in the Pacific Northwest over the past six years. Simply put, he is connected, organized and wine savvy.”

—Duane Wollmuth, Founder and Managing Partner
Three Rivers Winery, Walla Walla, Washington

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Aaron Pott & James King

“James King is clearly a top class professional; a person that knows the wine industry from the inside out! Most importantly Mr. King is passionate about the subject and never tires discussing the finer points of our great art. There are few people in our trade that can combine passion and drive while still making wine a pleasurable and enjoyable experience. I have the greatest respect for Mr. King who is truly a King in a class by himself. God save the King!”

—Aaron Pott, Consulting winemaker, Quintessa, Fisher Family, Seven Stone and Huis Clos Wines