James MacPhail

Jennifer Glanville


James MacPhail, The Calling’s assistant winemaker, is the founder of the eponymous MacPhail Wines. He has deep roots in Sonoma and a long history of success producing high quality, premium wines that have been prominently featured and received multiple 90+ points ratings. Inspired by his father’s encouragement, MacPhail pursued his ambitions of becoming a winemaker in the mid-1990s, working alongside numerous Sonoma County wineries and growers. Through this experience, he honed his craft specifically on Pinot Noir sourced from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Since 2002, James has produced over 100 different Pinots and Chardonnays with 90+ point scores making him one of only a few members of the 90+/90+ Club in Sonoma County. ​

  • Title: Assistant Winemaker, The Calling
  • Location: Sonoma, CA