Our Story

Josh Frisby is the owner and winemaker for Frisby Winery & Brewing located in the Los Patrones Business Park in Rancho Mission Viejo. Still an active Fire Captain and Paramedic in Orange County, Josh started Frisby Cellars Winery in 2008 and began his journey into winemaking by purchasing wine grapes from Paso Robles and producing his first Cabernet Sauvignon that later went on to win a Gold Medal in the Central Coast Wine Competition.

Having a passion for Paso Robles and the wines coming out of the region, Josh made it his quest to find ultra-premium wine grapes each year from prestigious vineyards and make beautifully crafted wines. Now producing over 2,000 cases of wine from the region and operating three tasting rooms in Orange County, Frisby Cellars opened its newest location in Rancho Mission Viejo in 2021. They hired a brewing team to begin a new chapter of producing high-quality craft beer to the same excellence as their winemaking program.

Frisby Winery & Brewing in Rancho Mission Viejo is the first-ever production winery and brewery combination in the Southland where guests can sample both wines and beers produced by Frisby. Josh has a love for craft beer, but his passion remains winemaking and bringing the best of the Paso Robles region to Orange County with each vintage. If not on duty at the firehouse you can find Josh at one of his three locations in Paso Robles, Dana Point Harbor, or Rancho Mission Viejo. Be sure to say hello and enjoy a tasting or glass!