FINDING LOST CELLARS WINERY A JOURNEY THROUGH FAMILY LEGENDS AND CHARLEVOIX VINES
In the heart of Charlevoix, Lost Cellars Winery stands as a testament to family history and the pursuit of a winemaking dream.
Since its inception in 2007, the 13-acre property has undergone near constant evolution. Initially started as a hobby project, the winery transformed under the ownership of Jay and Lora Higdon from a modest production of 150 cases sold at local farmers markets to a winery that now boasts an output of nearly 1,000 cases. The transition has also involved rebranding the vineyards under the Lost Cellars name and introducing new product lines such as Creepy Tree Ciders and Rebar Distilled Spirits.
FROM SICILY TO CHARLEVOIX
That name, Lost Cellars, comes from Jay unraveling the family lore surrounding his great-great-grandfather. At a celebration of life for Jay’s grandmother in 2015, he was at the family plot in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and stumbled upon a gravestone with two unfamiliar names: Nunzio and Mariana.…