James Nieves

Director of Retail Sales

Forty years ago, at the age of three in the arms of his mother, James first flight west was on the last helicopter taking flight from the roof of the American embassy before the fall of saigon. His life in the air continued as a flight attendant for a major airline traveling to nearly every corner of the world. Living in Prague, and the Czech republic for several years, James started his love affair with wine, in a bottle of a Moravian red, Frankovka.

Years later on a pleasure trip to Napa valley James’ wife suggested he explore the wine business; a week later James plunged into the wine industry working for an international wine brokerage company in San Francisco’s financial district. His natural ability to connect on a personal level with wine collectors nationwide sparked his career in direct to consumer wine sales. He was the top sales performer for several iconic blue chip wineries making a name for himself before planting his feet at a successful DTC wine sales company. Joining Peirson Meyer in 2015 he has become an integral and accomplished part of our wine family.