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Wine Industry Persons of Year — Tobin James

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

PASO ROBLES — You can keep your gold medals and high-class wine reviews. Tobin “Toby” James of Tobin James Cellars prizes the friendship of his neighbors over all. The San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards will recognize James, who, along with partners Claire and Lance Silver, are 2014’s Wine Industry Persons of the Year. An Awards ceremony is scheduled for today, July 18 at the California Mid-State Fair’s Mission Square.

“It’s one thing to be in the wine business, and be known for your wines or your winery, but the recognition from the county is what’s important to me,” James said. “I just love San Luis Obispo County. I love flying back from a trip and the wheels go down and we’re skimming across the Edna Valley and about to land at the San Luis Obispo Airport. That’s one of the happiest feelings in the world.”

For the complete article see the 07-18-2014 issue.

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