The AuburnJames Winery was born in 2005 with the first crush of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Raywood Vineyard in Napa Valley and a handshake between Matthew Ospeck and winemaker James Frost. These two men share a passion for artisan winemaking, and are committed to a process that is, for the most part, conducted by hand. Together, they are intent on producing small lots of Bordeaux style Napa Valley wines that are designed specifically for the AuburnJames wine club membership.
Several expansions now see the winery located at 1001 Silverado Trl S. in St Helena on a 5.7 acre lot producing about 10,000 cases annually.
AuburnJames wines begin in the Spring of each growing season when Jim & Matt walk the vineyards discussing what each would like to achieve for the club membership for that vintage. The plan is then written in pencil and Mother Nature makes the changes that she deems necessary for the vintage. At harvest, fruit is carefully selected from each block within each vineyard. These relationships with independent growers throughout Napa and the North Coast enable AuburnJames to enjoy the best fruit that many of the AVAs have to offer. From great fruit, and Jim’s artistry, AuburnJames has been able to produce award winning wines year over year.