About Us

For over 15 years James Dossan has been involved with some of Sydney and Melbourne’s finest restaurants and wines programs.

James’ first foray in the wine industry began at Neil Perry’s XO restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. Throughout his early career in wine, he pulled corks and cracked screw caps at acclaimed restaurants including Flying Fish, Aria, Becasse and managed the wine program for The Star Casino.

In 2011, James created a wine program at the impressive Atlantic Restaurant in the Crown Casino precinct. Following stints included working with the iconic Punch Lane Wine Bar, Luxembourg Bar & Bistro, and most recently, James curated the wine programs for the EBK group of four restaurants including the two hat venues St. Crispin and Estelle by Scott Pickett.

James has been recognised by Gourmet Traveller Wine, The Age, The Herald Sun and Gault Millau for his skills in wine service and beverage management. James has advanced qualifications through the Wine, Spirit & Education Trust and is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. James is currently preparing for the rigorous Master Sommelier Diploma in 2022.

James’ passion for wine has continually grown and in 2018 The Envied Cellar was established to provide clients with access to highly collectable wines, not only to cellar, but to enjoy now and live in the moment.

How We Work
Wide Selection
Of Wines
Carefully sourced from some of Australia’s greatest collectors and collections.
Photo’s of each bottle are provided to ensure peace of mind before purchasing. The Photos of the wines are the actual images of the wine you will receive
Our weekday cut-off time is 12pm. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card – small card charge may be applicable to your order.
Competitive domestic & International shipping costs, with the option of insurance for the contents of the package. 1-2 business days for deliveries to all major Australian cities.
“I originally approached James and his team to look into finding a special bottle of wine for me, that I had not been able to get my hands on through the usual auctions or retail sites. James successfully managed to source the wine for me and since then I have been taking advantage of the new release offers James provides to his clients. Highly recommend!”
Jason C.
“Having collected wines for over 30 years, I consider myself to be fairly accurate in what pricing should be on the wines that I am interested in purchasing. I was pleasantly surprised that The Envied Cellar is regularly one of the most competitively priced sites for the rare and fine wine market.  Furthermore, when I have contacted James in the past about evaluating the current market value of a few special bottles I have, he has been well informed and educated about the pricing for these wines on both local and global markets. It’s reassuring and refreshing to deal with someone who takes such pride in knowing his product.”
Tim D.
“From day one, whenever I have contacted James, he has made himself available to me and answered all of my questions and met all of my requests. It’s been nice to build rapport with someone who has learnt my likes and dislikes so well that now I just tell him to send me what he knows I will like. James and his team make it so simple to access good wine, great work guys. Cheers!”
Costa M.
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You'll be guided by James Dossan’s expertise as he sources some of the finest wines being made available in Australia.