WINEMAKING & VITICULTURE PHILOSOPHY
Our philosophy at Lost Creek is to let the fruit speak for itself. We seek to make our wines from the fruit of the vineyard and minimize as much intervention in the cellar as possible. We focus on sustainable vineyard practices that utilize organic and minimal environmental impact practices to promote sustainable farming and living soil. We meticulously prune the vineyard through the year to optimize fruit characteristics and ripeness depending on weather conditions during the growing season for each vintage.
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 our wines. After de-stemming, sorting, and pressing the fruit, the wines are barrel aged in French oak barrels for 18 to 24 months, thus producing elegant yet complex old world style wines.
100% VIRGINIA 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 16-acre Estate Vineyard as well as from fruit in the Monticello Appellation just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. An area known for it’s Cabernet Franc.