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.
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.