A New Chapter for Carmel Valley’s Joyce Wine Co. with Russell Joyce, Ep. 69

Russell Joyce’s family landed in Monterey County, California, thanks to his father’s love of car racing and the nearby Laguna Seca Raceway. Ever since, Russell’s been in the driver’s seat of his family’s grape growing and winemaking endeavors at Joyce Wine Company, with a commitment to minimalist winemaking and working with organically grown grapes.

Prior to this podcast interview the Marys visited Russell at his Carmel Valley Village tasting room. You can visit Joyce Wine Co. too!

Vineyards and wine have been a mainstay of his life, ever since he was a little boy, working with his father, who planted their first vineyard behind the family home. Today, Russell’s enjoying sharing his passion with his young son.

Russell’s also helping preserve the past, recently acquiring a historic winery property in southern Monterey County, in the Arroyo Seco AVA. Russell and his wife Charlotte have been renovating the historic former Ventana Winery site, now home to Joyce Wine Co.’s winemaking facilities. You can visit and taste the Joyce wines here among the vines, and you can also experience the wines at the Carmel Road tasting room.

The Marys chat with Russell about his road to wine and the newest chapter in his family’s wine journey.

Joyce Estate Winery Arroyo Seco, 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad, CA

Joyce Wine Co. Tasting Room, 1 E Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA