Napa Valley, California
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Grand Tasting Reception
A native of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Josh Peeples moved to San Francisco in the late nineties, where he co-founded a start-up focusing on pre-order management software for the beverage industry. Napa Valley sparked a curiosity about the wine industry and led him to move to wine country, where he has been ever since. Shortly thereafter he launched his first wine label, which concentrated on Bordeaux varietals from such famed vineyards as Beckstoffer To Kalon, which received 97 points from Robert Parker. For nearly two decades, he has directed sales and marketing efforts for luxury brands alongside some of the world’s leading winemakers. In October of 2018 Josh purchased the Elyse Winery in Yountville. This acquisition provides a long-term home for his brands Institution Wines, Standard Deviation, Out East, and Elyse.