First vines in 2007
From touring wineries with their love for wine to planting their first crop of grapes and making it to the list of Northwest winemakers, Art and Doug McIntosh, owns and runs Lindsay Creek Vineyard. As the fourth-generation grain farmers themselves, they planted their first 150 sticks of grapes back in 2007. They started with planting Bordeaux and headed forward with several Rhone varietals. Eventually, their vineyard now produces grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon.
Lindsay Creek winery: living the dream
Before 2007, owning a vineyard was a long-time unfulfilled dream for Art and Doug. They even owned a fertile land with perfect soil composition and drainage for grapevines – a perfect environment for the vineyard. What they lacked was proper knowledge and experience which is why Art earned a certified degree in winemaking while Doug got his degree in growing grapes. They now had the knowledge and now needed experience and thus attended “grape camp” and grabbed hands-on experience.
Soon they were under the guidance of experts training their vines learning how to care for their vigorous crop. Later they even lend a hand to Basalt Cellars in bottling their vintages.
In 2013, their years-long dream became a reality and is now an authentic winery with a modern touch
Taste the award -winning wines
Art and Doug grabbed the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture for Marketing Innovation in 2017 while their wines were awarded the San Francesco Chronicle wine competition of the same year. Despite being a young winery, their wines were able to stand out among 7000+ entries and make their mark in the world of the winery.