Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM
James Frey
James Frey, proprietor & winemaker, Trisaetum Winery, 18401 Cellars & Pashey Wines

With an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley; a Masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Arizona; and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona, it seemed unlikely that James Frey would end up in wine. Nonetheless in 2003, he and his wife Andrea moved their young children to Oregon, bought a piece of land in the eastern foothills of the Coast Range mountains and planted the first of the three vineyards that now make up Trisaetum.  His 8,000 case winery has received much critical acclaim in addition to articles published in over 20 national publications (including Forbes, Robb Report and the New York Times).  His wines have been in the Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of the World each of the past 5 years; and were served at a White House State Dinner in 2016.

In addition to winemaking, James is a nationally recognized artist with paintings sold throughout the United States and the world.  His paintings are currently on display as close as The Allison Inn in Newberg and the Moda Center in Portland, to as far away as The Clarion Post in Gothenburg, Maison Louis Jadot in Beaune, and the Masters of Wine offices in London.