WINEMAKER & GENERAL MANAGER
Winemaker and Owner, John Patterson, creates approachable, new world style wines. Drawn to the science behind the art of winemaking, he considers the craft to be, “a unique puzzle as you approach harvest to produce wines that are consistent from year to year,” which speaks to the quality and caliber of the wines from Patterson Cellars.
John worked harvest at Quilceda Creek for 13 years then decided on a career change. He started Patterson Cellars in the year 2000 and now produces over 19,000 cases of wine each year in the Warehouse Winery District of Woodinville. He opened a second tasting room in Woodinville’s Hollywood Hill Winery District in 2012, then a third in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth in 2017. Most recently, he opened a fourth tasting room in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. Patterson also provides wine processing services and equipment rental for more than 40 boutique wineries in Woodinville.
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.
John is President of the 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.