MEET OUR PEOPLE
JUSTIN JAMES - BISOUS ESTATE (Directeur General/Vigneron of Bisous Estate)
Justin has over 20 years’ experience in developing retail/commercial buildings and marinas. In 2001 he founded Sydney Boathouse and in 2012 he was appointed the CEO of Sydney Superyacht Marina, which was a position he held for 4 years. To provide some context, The Sydney Boathouse Sydney's largest dry boat storage facility holding 670 boats up to 12m in length plus waterfront retail and commercial space. The Sydney Superyacht Marina provides for over 3300m2 of retail/commercial space, a 6-storey car park and a marina for 79 Superyachts up to 70m in length. In 2008, Justin also founded a joint venture with the world’s largest privately owned materials handling company, Loedige Industries, a leading supplier of automated boat storage equipment to the marine industry.
With his passion for the development of retail and commercial buildings, and after building one of Sydney’s largest waterfront event venues at Sydney Superyacht Marina, Justin sought out and founded Bisous Estate to deliver an all-in-one function centre, cultural centre, accommodation and cellar door.
Alongside his professional pursuits, Justin James also held positions as both Chairman and a long standing committee member for Young Variety – The Children’s charity.
Justin has joined local Singleton and Cessnock business, Hunter Tennis Academy to help grow their business. Additionally Bisous Estate and Tennis Australia owned Tennis World, have come together to co-own and manage 2 first grade tennis teams in Sydney, in order to promote elite tennis within the NSW tennis community.
Bisous Estate and the Wonnarua people are working closely together to promote indigenous tourism for the local area. This will be done through the Cultural Centre which is adjacent to the Cellar Door and will be used as a base for the local community to promote and educate the community about our first nation.