WELCOME FROM THE OWNERS
Welcome to The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek!
We have been avid wine lovers since we honeymooned in Bordeaux, France in 1998. Throughout our 17 years together, we always knew we would someday own a winery and vineyard. We started exploring opportunities in the wine industry in Napa Valley and were later introduced to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We loved the idea of growing a business in an emerging wine region. The thought of being part of a transformation was exciting, but Oregon was still not the right place. Too much rain!
In 2007, corporate jobs brought our family to Virginia where we were introduced to “DC’s Wine Country” by Aimee’s college alumni club. We were surprisingly impressed with Virginia’s wine quality and since that time we have been watching the Virginia wine industry grow and transform, waiting for the right opportunity to “jump in”.
In April 2012 we found our opportunity. While traveling back from a day of hiking with the family near Charlottesville, we casually began discussing Virginia wine country and its possibilities. This led Aimee to start checking real estate for sale in the area where she stumbled onto Lost Creek, and was instantly drawn to its charm and beauty. The next weekend, we met with the previous owners, Bob and Carol Hauck, did a tasting, and toured the property. After that meeting, we enjoyed a glass of wine on Lost Creek’s terrace. Amidst the blooming foliage on that sunny, crisp spring day, the feeling of our own new beginning was strong. Aimee told Todd, “You realize we have to buy this place,” and Todd looked up from his glass with a shy grin and said, “I know.”
Aimee’s passion for wine and Todd’s love of business made all this possible and we are very excited to introduce everyone to our vision for Lost Creek. Great wines, casual elegant atmosphere, superb service. Please come out and join us and discover for yourself why we love Lost Creek.
Aimee & Todd Henkle
Owners, The Vineyard & Winery at Lost Creek