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Santa Barbara County native Jim Stollberg knew that vineyard management was his passion. A degree in Crop Science and Management with a viticulture emphasis from U.C. Davis in 1999 led to a career of vineyard management with Hampton Farming Company, and in 2007 he created Maverick Farming Company, focusing on management in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Becoming vertically integrated and investing in properties, as well as a strong management team, provides a well rounded perspective for our clients.

Jim's philosophy is constant forward motion in the field: "As a vineyard manager and viticulturalist there is no substitute for continual learning and improvement of all aspects of winegrowing."

Jim lives in Santa Maria with his wife Samantha and 2 children.

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January 21, 2010 - Interview with Maverick Farming Owner Jim Stollberg in SLO City News (pdf)