Chad Joseph is the winemaker for Harmony Wynelands. He has a degree in botany, and is from a family of Central Valley farmers. Mr. Joseph produces Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Alicante Bouschet, and sparkling wine. In addition to making wine for Harmony, he also has his own label named Joseph Narcizo Wines.
The 2003 Wyneland Estates Chardonnay is made with 100% Lodi grapes. In his winemaker’s notes, Mr. Joseph writes that he produced this wine in the crisp and refreshing Chablis style.
The 2002 Wyneland Estates Old Vine Zinfandel is also made with Lodi fruit. The grapes used to make this wine were grown on ungrafted, 30 year old vines. At the 2005 California State Fair, it won a Bronze Medal.
For the 2002 Wyneland Estates White Riesling, Chad Joseph purchased grapes from the cool Monterey County AVA. Slightly off-dry, this wine won a Double Gold at the 2005 California State Fair.