Business partners Rick Wasem and Lynn DeVleming, founded Basalt Cellars in 2003 with a shared passion for creating solid, age-worthy wines. They have one primary mission: produce highly awarded and respected wines from the finest vineyards in Washington state. Rick and Lynn prefer the individual varietal characteristics to remain intact, which begins with harvest and continues throughout the entire winemaking process. Basalt’s red wines are aged in primarily French oak barrels for 18 to 30 months before bottling, then cellared and released at drinking perfection.