James M.

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Hi, my name is James Mayor and I'm an Englishman, born in London. Today, I live in Porto, in Portugal.
I have always been interested in culture and wines.

In Paris, I directed an art gallery and wrote about premium wine brands.

A few years ago, I moved to Portugal and discovered the Douro Valley, home to some of the world's most exciting wines. I immediately fell in love with this incredibly beautiful wine country: its majestic landscapes, lovely people and great wines.

I created Grape Discoveries to share my passion for the Douro. I have curated a selection of private, deep-dive, one-day wine tours, to take people to some of the best rising-star wineries and to meet the people making top wines.