Meet the Family!
Martin Fujishin-Owner and Winemaker
Each and every wine we produce is an expression of the vintage, and the climate of the Snake River Valley. Our goal is to start with the very best grapes from this region and then not get in the way.
Growing up on the family farm in Eastern Oregon, Martin Fujishin fell in love with the soils and climate of the Snake River Valley. He spent most of his childhood and adult life traveling the backroads of the Owyhee Mountain range when he wasn't out on the seat of a tractor.
In 2000, after graduating from the College of Idaho, he took over the family farming operation and raised row crops on the southwest end of the Treasure Valley. In 2003 he began working part time for Koenig Winery and Distillery in the Sunnyslope area. That work experience gave him his start in the wine industry and in 2007 he discontinued the farming operation in Eastern Oregon to pursue the wine business full time.
After traveling in California, Washington, and Oregon, Martin decided to start his own winery just a few miles from where his family farmed in the Sunnyslope growing region of Southwest Idaho. Launching the Fujishin Family Cellars brand in 2009, and the Lost West Winery Brand in 2011, he has grown the winery to production of 2000 cases since it's inception. He had the opportunity to work as a Vineyard Manager for Bitner Vineyards as well as a consultant for other growers and wineries in the region. He has also taught as the Head Viticulture Instructor for Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon.
Teresa Moye-Wine Wench, Design, and Information Technology
Wines should be accessible to everyone. No matter what your social or financial status, you should be able to experience great wines and wineries. At Fujishin we want our wines and tasting room experience to reflect those values.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, had the opportunity to travel the US for most of her childhood. Living in places as diverse as Oklahoma, Utah, and North Carolina, her family's nomadic existence gave her a chance to see broad swathes of the country before settling down in North Carolina.
During her time in North Carolina she raised 3 children, Lena, Ethan, and Andrew. During the intervening years she worked as a stay at home mom, and helped with church activites and instruction. In 2008 she began a new chapter in her life after meeting Martin and moving to Idaho.
She recently completed her degree in Computer Information Systems from Treasure Valley Community College and works full time for Roady's Hometown Truckstops. In her spare time she handles the winery's Marketing and IT departments as well as developing the winery's labels and those of several other wineries in the Snake River Valley.
Photography for Fujishin Family Cellars provided by Brent Cheffings and Martin Fujishin