Joe Carr Josh Vintage Photo

Josh Cellars was founded in 2007 by vintner Joseph Carr as a tribute to his dad, Josh. The brand started with one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, and today features a diverse portfolio of well-balanced and delicious wines made to exacting standards. Sourced from across California’s great winegrowing regions, every vintage represents a very personal promise to make great wine in honor of Joe’s dad, Josh.

“Making well-balanced wine takes hard work, but my dad wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

– Joseph Carr, Founder and Son

Joe Carr Josh Vintage Photo


Joseph discovered a passion for wine at an early age, starting off as a wine steward at a local restaurant in upstate New York, where he was raised. He spent a decade serving as a world-class sommelier followed by another decade as a wine industry executive.

In 2005, he was tinkering around with a new wine with a friend and was reminded of how his dad used to tinker around the garage, rebuilding old stock cars with his friends.

This memory inspired him to leave his career behind to pursue his dream: start his own wine company to make wines from California in honor of his dad, Josh.