Raptor Ridge Winery, founded by Scott Shull in 1995, began in the days of the booming tech industry. After wine-tasting and small-scale winemaking with a group of co-workers became more than just a passing hobby in the early 90s, Scott started exploring the idea of making wine commercially. He excitedly greeted Annie at lunch hour with plans for his fledgling wine brand and dreams of future vineyard sites. Annie joined Scott as his life partner in 1998 and business partner in 2001. Together, they took a leap of faith in growing Raptor Ridge, originally hosting tastings at their own kitchen counter. That fundamental ethos of Raptor Ridge – creating delicious, unique wine in an environment that feels like home – has remained a part of the Raptor Ridge Winery vibe since its inception.