Mark Ryan McNeilly founded Mark Ryan Winery in 1999 with the goal of making the best wines in Washington State. Largely self-taught, Mark honed the craft of winemaking through rigorous study and the welcomed advice of some of the area’s most experienced producers.
In the early years the winery was transient. The first vintages of Long Haul and Dead Horse were produced crushed and pressed in garages of friends and family, barrels aged in warehouses in the Seattle Area, before finally settling in Woodinville, WA in 2003.
Over a decade later, Mark Ryan Winery has grown in size, earned acclaim from wine-lovers and critics alike, and garnered respect across the board. His bottles are frequently scored in the high 90’s by critics and he has spent time on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list. He regularly supports local causes such as the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s wine program, and his boxed set of bottles supporting Peal Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation sold out in 15 minutes.
Regardless of the acclaim, his goal remains the same. Make delicious wines that represent the vineyard from which they come, making every vintage better than the last.