ABOUT JOYCE WINE CO.
Joyce Vineyards began as a chance planting by Francis Joyce in 1989 on a steep hillside in Carmel Valley.
Joyce Wine Company now tells the stories of Monterey County’s unique terroir throughFrancis’ son Russell Joyce, a second generation winemaker who grew up working amongst the vines at the family’s estate. Russell showcases the area’s premier AVAs in a classic and minimal approach to winemaking. He utilizes this approach to create wines of purity and elegance while focusing on the local varietals grown in Monterey County and its surroundings.
“There’s no rock-n-roll in Romain (lettuce)”
Russell Joyce worked in the produce industry as well as metal fabrications prior to becoming lead winemaker of Joyce Wine Co. in 2010. His true passion has always been winemaking as he grew up working alongside his father and former winemaker, Francis Joyce. Having grown up in Monterey County, Russell is especially passionate about the local terroir and making wines that showcase all that Monterey AVA has to give us.
NICK & TODD GRICE, ASSISTANT WINEMAKER
Childhood friends of winemaker Russell Joyce, brothers Nick and Todd Grice grew up racing motorcycles before transitioning to winemaking.
Now as assistant winemakers, they lead cellar production for Joyce as well as several other Monterey wines made at the Joyce Custom Crush Facility.
We work closely with trusted farmers and local vineyards including
ESCOLLE VINEYARDS | TONDRE GRAPEFIELD | MANZONI VINEYARDS
ALBATROSS RIDGE | MASSA ESTATE | JOYCE VINEYARDS