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A small, family-run winery in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range.

About Us

Pahto Wine Cellars' first vintage was 2016, with 60 cases of rosé produced, fermented and bottled in our garage-turned-wine-cellar in Husum, Washington. We are a limited production, family-run winery in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range, sourcing our wine grapes from the Columbia Gorge AVA and making the wine close to that source. We have the benefit of living close to the vineyards we work with, lending a hand and learning about each specific site as we go. Understanding that care for the land and plants is the most important part of wine and making it, our growers are implementing the uses of organic and sustainable practices in the vineyard. We are excited to work with high-elevation, cool-climate grapes in the gorge to make unique wines from Washington state, with minimal intervention, full transparency, and respect for the variety's individual character. We are mostly focused on white wines, rosé and sparkling wines for now…

 

I have been working in wine cellars and wineries since the 2007 vintage, as the lab technician/enologist/farm-hand/vineyardist/assistant winemaker, at three amazing and different wineries, in the Willamette Valley and the Gorge. I knew this was the niche I wanted to be a part of for the future because of its dynamic nature, balance of art and science, and direct contact with the land. These experiences have led me to create Pahto Wine Cellars, to make wines of our own, along with my husband Sean, with family and friends being able to lend a hand. We look forward to sharing a glass with you soon!

 

Lisa Wiseman, Winemaker/Owner