Our Philosophy

Fausse Piste crafts wines with Rhone varietals from across the Pacific Northwest.  We believe in making authentic wines that are true to the vineyard, region, and climate, while never lowering our standards of production in the cellar and in the vineyards we work with. 

We strive to produce wines that are free of any additives in the cellar, apart from minimal SO2 after fermentation.  Long, spontaneous ferments allow for the yeast from the grapes and our local area to develop flavors unique to the region. Our wines undergo extensive aging in older or large-format french oak barrels on the lees, for up to 3 years, and none of our wines are racked until bottling unless necessary. Most importantly, we produce unmanipulated, food-friendly wines with balance, reflective of both the terroir and the vintage.