The Lost River Winery is a boutique, family-owned winery started in 2002 the upper Methow Valley of  Washington State by a family of Bellingham transplants. The winery's well-known proprietary blends include Cedarosa, Community Red, Massif, Rainshadow and Cote-Wall. Their primary varietal wines include Pinot Gris, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Walla Walla Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Semillon.

John Morgan

John Morgan

Prior to winemaking John was a civil engineer specializing in road and bridge construction in Whatcom County, Washington. The creation of Lost River Winery was the culmination of a path started when John’s father was a young man, collecting wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and early producers in the Napa Valley, and the introduction to a friendly winemaker on Napa Valley’s Silverado trail who gave a him glimpse of the typical people involved in the production side of the wine industry. The more John looked into wine making as a possible career choice, the more he reasoned that if he could learn pre-stressed concrete design on his own, then crafting quality wines seemed achievable. After a commercial-scale test batch and coursework at U.C. Davis, the winery was born.

Liam Doyle

Liam Doyle

Fresh from the Connecticut restaurant industry, in April of 2004 Liam joined the winery to head up sales and marketing and assist in winemaking. Being a native of Western Washington and an avid snowboarder and steelhead fisherman, Liam knew he wasn’t the East Coast type at heart and he welcomed the chance to live in the bucolic upper Methow Valley and name the wine business as his industry.

Winery Dogs

Winery Dogs

June (German Wirehaired Pointer)

Born in the great metropolis of West Seattle she immediately emigrated to the old-west town of Winthrop at the age of 10 weeks. Within one day of her transplant June was busting brush and fording streams in search of valley quail and rolling in anything slightly decayed with a strong odor. With a delightful howl hauntingly reminiscent of June Carter-Cash, she's happy to rub her course white hair all over your black Nordic ski pants at the tasting room.

Giodi (Hungarian Viszla)

Small in stature but tremendous in expressive personality, Giodi transplanted from mid-western corn country at age 11 weeks to upper Lost River in Mazama. Epitomizing the pointer breed protective instincts she meanders and guards the deep woods surrounding the winery with a hair-raising bray. A frequenter of the Winthrop tasting room she is quite content resting her butt on your leg and looking at you like it couldn't be anything closer to normalcy.