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Wine

Gentleman Farmer

Joseph Wolosz

My story starts in 1972.  I was five.  My father and mother bought two motels that year on the California central coast; El Patio Motel and The Wayside Motel.

I am a native Californian who grew up with birthdays and summer parties at the motel pool. Guests would join in, dad would barbecue, and I would help.

These were the seeds of food, wine, and hospitality.

This childhood led to a college degree in travel, food, and wine with culinary school along the way. These became my compass and my foundation. I was working tasting rooms by day and cooking in beach burger shacks and five-star kitchens at night. I loved it.

This history has shaped the path of Gentleman Farmer, keeping it in a culinary context.

The label reads Gentleman Farmer, but calling myself a country gentleman would be a stretch. I am just a sidekick winemaker waking up each morning doing my life’s best work.

Joe Wolosz
Vintner, Sidekick Winemaker

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