Joseph Webb was born in Fresno, Calif. in 1978. When he was eight years old, his mother, Pam, a neonatal nurse, and his father, Bob, a construction superintendant, decided to move the family 4,000 feet above Fresno, to the small, mountain town of Auberry, Calif.
One of Joe's earliest memories is skiing the local resort - a hobby that still has him waxing skis and planning trips in preparation every fall. Living in the mountains also gave him an excuse to begin to "modify" his 1986 Chevrolet Blazer and he's now an avid four-wheeler, as well as an inventive cook and a food-and-wine fanatic.
In 1998, Joe moved to San Luis Obispo, Calif. to attend Cuesta College. He met Kristy Charles there in 1999. Together, they became interested in wine - searching out the best deals from the Central Coast and sharing them with friends, then later exploring the tasting rooms of Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara.
In 2003, Joe's love of wine lead him to follow a new career path, and he transferred to Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif., where he graduated two years later with distinction and a degree in wine business. During college he worked at such well-known wineries as Sebastiani and Landmark Vineyards. He also served as an officer of the Sonoma State wine club.
It was also during this time that Kristy and Joe started to make home wine in their rented Santa Rosa apartment. In 2004, they obtained their first lot of Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir and made a few small barrels of wine, experimenting with wild yeastand wild malolactic fermentations. The wine was shared with the Charles and Webb families, as well as close friends, and always scored at the top of their blind tastings. Inspired, the idea of Foursight Wines began to take shape.
After graduating from Sonoma State, Joe was hired at family-owned Joseph Swan Vineyards, as an assistant winemaker, direct sales manager, and all-around winery hand. He worked harvests, managed tasting room sales, and helped with business decisions until, in 2007, he proposed to Kristy and decided to make the leap and move to Anderson Valley. They married in 2009 -- the same year the Foursight Wines tasting room and winery facility was completed.
Joe now works at Londer Vineyards, as well as with the Charles family as winemaker and all-around winery and business guru. He also serves as the president of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.