About Us

Joseph George is a 3rd generation family company that has been in the business of distributing wine for 80 years.  The company grew to be one of Northern California's largest distributors.  We still have the connections, plus, with a vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley, we have a personal relationship with owners of some of the best wineries in California. 

Our Vineyard

Our ranch in Yountville grows Sauvignon Blanc Grapes. Planted in 2001, our first 2003 Sauvignon Blanc was released in May of 2004. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Napa valley. It’s purpose is to grow the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes! We are proud of the quality that we have achieved, winning over many ‘red only’ drinkers as their favorite white wine.

Founding Years

Founder, Joseph George

Joseph George was born in Georgia.  He joined the army and was based in San Francisco during WWI.  Joseph bought Koerber Distribution in the late 1930s and renamed it Joseph George in 1940. Located on St. John Street in downtown San Jose, the company sold candy, tobacco and coca-cola syrup to local retailers and pharmacies throughout Santa Clara Valley.  After WWII ended, Joseph added liquor, wine & beer and  soon grew the business to be one of the largest distributors in Northern California.  All along, Joseph George was a great supporter in the community, donating funds to build schools, parks and contributing to many community organizations. Joseph George passed away in 1972, and left an inspired legacy of leadership, community involvement and generosity.