what could be
The story started in our imagination
Our family journey began more than a decade ago with the desire to produce an experience that would stimulate the imaginations of those who taste our wine vintage after vintage. The grapes for Lunar Ridge are grown on our small family-owned estate, where we have lived since 2003. Our home and vineyard are located in the Coombsville American Viticultural Area (AVA). This sleepy region is just ten minutes east of the town of Napa and has long been a popular, if unspoken, source of grapes for some of the most famous winemakers in the Napa Valley. The cooler temperatures our growing season allow our grapes to remain on the vine longer, making for a slower ripening period that enhances the flavors in each vintage. We spent three years cultivating our vines to ensure that the fruit we produce is some of the finest in Napa Valley. After a lot of work and love, we released our first vintage of Lunar Ridge Syrah in 2006.
...and became a dream come true
Owned by Ray and Theresa Joske, Lunar Ridge has been and continues to be a family affair where everyone contributes, even in the midst of their busy lives. For instance, our label, which features the view from our deck on a moon-lit Napa Valley night, was created by our daughters. If you call, you'll likely talk directly to Theresa. And we still work among the vines toe ensure the fruit is as beautiful as it can be. We take great pride in the fact that our small-production wine is modestly priced and provides anyone who tries it the ability to imagine what a full moon rising over the Napa Valley would be like. Lunar Ridge is well-balanced, highlighting the characteristics of the cool climate and the rich soil of the Coombsville appellation. But most importantly, it is the culmination of our dream of producing quality wine in the Napa Valley, and it is taste of imagination and dreams that can inspire you.