Josh’s love of wine led him first into a career as a sommelier, culminating in a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list at Sona Restaurant in Los Angeles in 2004. After working closely with some of the Central Coast’s trailblazing winemakers, including Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, Josh founded La Fenêtre Wines in Santa Barbara County. Crafting modern wines in a variety of styles, Josh is constantly honing his winemaking technique to produce wines that better express terroir year after year, with less intervention in the winery.
Alex was interested in the world of food and wine from a young age, growing up in New York City – one of the world’s culinary meccas. His interest further developed while attending Cornell University in the heart of the Finger Lakes, New York State’s premier winegrowing region. Though he initially pursued a career in corporate finance, wine remained a hobby and passion. When one of his oldest friends (Joshua) approached him about going into business together on La Fenêtre, Alex jumped in with both feet. Alex’s analytical approach provides the perfect foil for Josh’s artistic edge allowing the two to constantly improve their process and as a result, the quality of their wines.