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Winemaker

HAND-CRAFTED

Justin Bogaty

Justin Bogaty has been making some of the best wines on the East Coast since 2001, and every bit of that experience and ability goes into creating the unparralelled wines you will find at James Charles.
After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute and spending a number of years pursuing a successful career in the corporate world, Justin discovered a passion for wine and earned a certificate of enology from the University of California, Davis, as well as a degree from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Justin believes excellent wine begins in the vineyard; guided by his experience and technical understanding, he is able to craft every vintage from vine to bottle with an exceptional precision and art.
Justin strives to produce complex, unique and interesting wines that can be enjoyed with food or by themselves. Every bottle, glass and sip is a product of his signature passion for his craft. James Charles wines are more than just wines; they are the continuation of this legacy of truly outstanding dedication.

Eric Hamilton

Eric has been with us for four years, and works closely with Justin at every step from vine to bottle.
We believe that truly quality wine cannot be produced without extraordinary dedication, and Eric’s work ethic and countless hours of attention to every detail of the grapes and vines exemplifies this philosophy.  
Since joining Veramar Vineyard, he has helped fine-tune the wine quality and refined the winery’s style resulting in wines that have character, integrity and a sense of place.