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Our story

Joseph Carr created Josh Cellars in 2007 as a tribute to his dad, Josh – Joseph’s way of honoring all that his father had done for him.
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Josh was a lumberjack by trade who also served in the U.S. Army and volunteered as a local firefighter. He worked hard, and instilled values of dedication & perseverance in his children, Joseph and his twin sister, Lisa.
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These values drove Joseph to create Josh Cellars. Hard work and a commitment to quality ensure that all Josh Cellars wines represent the best of California: they’re well-balanced, delicious and crafted to exacting standards.
Josh Cellars Wine
Today, Josh Cellars has 11 varietals and a Reserve collection of wines that come from some of California’s most prestigious appellations, the North Coast and Paso Robles. Every vintage represents a labor of love, a commitment to quality, and a very personal promise to make great wine, in honor of Joseph’s father, Josh.
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Meet our winemaker

Wayne Donaldson has been a leader in the international wine industry for nearly three decades. He took over winemaking for Josh Cellars in 2009, and has achieved 90+ scores on a variety of Josh Cellars wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and the North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon from the Reserve portfolio.

Wayne Donaldson

Giving back

From supporting volunteer firefighters to restaurant industry rights, Josh Cellars is committed to giving back to causes that reflect our values.

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