WINEMAKER & GENERAL MANAGER
Winemaker and Owner, John Patterson, creates approachable wines that reflect the new world style in winemaking. Wines from the Patterson Cellars portfolio receive 90 plus points from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Advocate from year to year, which speaks to the quality, consistency and caliber of the wine he creates.
John worked at Quilceda Creek during harvest for 13 years and decided on a career change. He started Patterson Cellars in the year 2000 and he hasn’t looked back, producing 19,000 plus cases of wine each year in the Warehouse Winery District, opening second tasting room in Woodinville’s Hollywood Hill Wine District in 2012, a third tasting room in Leavenworth in 2017, and a fourth in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood in 2018. Patterson also provides wine processing services and equipment rental for more than 20 boutique wineries in Woodinville.
John is vice chair of Woodinville Wine Country Association. His reputation for collaboration and partnership with local wineries and breweries, combined with his vision for promoting Woodinville Wine Country make him a respected member in the Woodinville area.
John attended Everett Community College to obtain his Associates Degree in Natural Sciences. He completed the wine certificate program at South Seattle Community College in Viticulture and Enology and is continuing his education at Washington State University to obtain his Viticulture and Enology certificate.