Had you asked Joshua Thaut what he wanted to do with his life just a few short years ago, wine wouldn’t have even been on his radar.
A Wenatchee native, Thaut left town right out of high school with no plans to move back. He spent the next 15 years in Tacoma and Seattle, working various retail jobs. Nothing clicked. His sister, Megan Collyer, who still lived in Wenatchee and knew he was unhappy in his current line of work, made repeated attempts to coax him home.