Winemaking & Viticulture


Winemaking Style

Lost Creek's winemaking style is focused on Burgundy and Bordeaux style wines. These French varietals including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot produce beautiful fruit in Virginia. Lost Creek is focused on producing the highest quality wines, therefore all grapes are hand-picked and sorted to ensure only the highest quality fruit is used in Lost Creek's wine.  After de-stemming and crushing, the wines are barrel aged in French oak barrels for 18 to 24 months, thus producing elegant yet complex style wines.


All wines from Lost Creek are produced on-site in our winery and hand crafted from 100% Virginia grapes. Our fruit is harvested from our Estate Vineyard as well as from fruit in the Monticello Appellation just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. An area known for it’s Cabernet Franc.


Lost Creek wines have won in prestigious wine competitions including the Virgina Classic, the Virginia Governor’s Cup and the San Francisco International Wine Competition where Lost Creek competed against nearly 4,500 wines from around the world. We are excited to announce that our 2012 Merlot won silver and our 2012 Cabernet Franc won bronze recently in the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition. In addition, our 2012 Merlot took Platinum at the Virginia Wine Classic. One of only 6 wines to achieve thislevel. Most recently our new  Bordeaux blend, Provenance, recently was awarded Silver in the Virginia Governor's Cup.