About James Stamp

  • Principal, Stamp Associates, Professional Viticultural Services. 1999-present.  

  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder, NovaVine Grapevine Nursery, Santa Rosa, California. 1996-1999. Responsible for all quality control and production operations. Established joint venture with Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, world's largest grapevine nursery, for import of Italian clones, production technology and know-how.

  • Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Vinifera Grapevine Nursery, Petaluma, California. 1993-1995. Responsible for all quality control and production operations. Established unique green grafting program producing grafted grapevines of exceptional quality.

  • Director of Grapevine Biotechnology, Agritope, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon. 1989-1993. Established and managed grapevine biotechnology program focused on in vitro and genetic plant improvement, disease elimination, and commercial propagation of elite germplasm.

  • Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, California. 1985-1989. Grapevine propagation, gene transfer, and improvement.

  • Ph.D. Plant Biology, 1984, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Specialized in plant propagation and improvement.

  • M.Sc. Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources, 1978, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences, 1977, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.