Our Devoted Steward of the Land Helps to Ensure the Finest Fruit
Joshua T. Clark was born in 1974 in the small town of Marysville California and moved to the Napa Valley in 1976 with his family. Joshua's farming career started that summer, riding on his Dad's lap while he drove a tractor. Year after year, Joshua learned firsthand the cycles of the seasons in the vineyard. In 1989, the Clark family purchased 117 acres, developing 20 acres into a high quality cabernet sauvignon vineyard. Working along side his father and the vineyard crew, Joshua learned the challenges and successes of hillside farming.
While a challenge to install, maintain and grow, their terraced vineyard eventually yielded some of the finest fruit in the valley. In 1993 Clark-Claudon Vineyards produced their first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, to great praise and recognition throughout the industry.
Like his parents, Joshua went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, graduating with a BS in Agricultural Engineering Technology and a Minor in Ag Business. After school, he took a position with Hames Valley Vineyards, a large family-run vineyard operation and management company in the Paso Robles area. After managing all phases of development, maintenance and harvest for the 1997 and 1998 vintages, Joshua moved back to the Napa Valley and started the process of taking over his father's vineyard management company Clark Vineyard Management in 2001.
Since then, Joshua has built a great vineyard management team that helps him implement top quality viticultural practices. Clark Vineyard Management specializes in small high quality vineyards such as Amicus, Carver Sutro, Diamond Terrace, Flying Horse, Hourglass, Tamber Bey, Trespass, Outpost and Paras Vineyard. In addition to these producers, Clark Vineyard Management also farms vineyards that sell their fruit to Duckhorn, Vineyard 29, Robert Foley, Stag's Leap Winery, Miner Family Winery, Behrens & Hitchcock and Napa Valley Reserve.