Our dedicated staff has the knowledge and passion to lead you through an amazing experience with us! Husband and Wife duo David & Cindy Lawson started Covington Cellars in 2002 with the love of food and wine, and wanting to share that with others. Our winemaker Morgan started with us in 2006 as David's assistant winemaker. Quickly making his way to head winemaker, Morgan has been with us for 15 years, creating amazing wines that express single vineyards and varietals. Kerri is our Director of Hospitality has been with us for 6 years. She has a degree in Wine Business Management from Washington State University, and has created a streamlined experience for each of our guests when visiting our tasting rooms.
David & Cindy Lawson Proprietors
David and Cindy founded Covington Cellars in their garage in Covington WA in 2002. Cindy is from Texas and David was born and raised in Edmonds WA. After Cindy infected David with the wine bug, the couple studied Enology at UC Davis and immediately started making hobby wine in their garage. Today, David and Cindy split their time between their homes in Bothell, WA and in the Texas Hill Country, where they also have a vineyard and tasting room.
Morgan is an Indiana native and was our very first hire back in 2007! Since then, he’s made quite the name for himself producing highly acclaimed and rated wines that we are proud to share with you. He just finished his 15th! havest with us and has started to work with and produce Texas wines (starting in 2019) for our new venture in Johnson City, TX. Morgan resides in Kirkland, Washington with his wife Sally and their two kids, Oliver and Claire. The family dog, Alice, can be found at the winery with Morgan most days.
Joseph Thornley Assistant Winemaker
Joe is a die-hard fan of Washington wine and has called Woodinville home for most of his life. He found the love of wine from his parents while growing up in Woodinville and watching the local wine scene grow. He graduated from the WSU Viticulture & Enology program in 2012 and has been immersed in the Washington wine industry ever since. With time spent at Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville and K Vintners in Georgetown, Joe couldn’t be more excited to join the Covington/Two Vintners team. He currently lives in Maltby with his girlfriend Rachel and dog Bobby Wagner.
Growing up on 120 acres in upstate New York, Jarad has always had a connection to and appreciation for what we can produce from the land with care and thoughtfulness. Arriving in Seattle in 2011, Jarad fell headlong into the Washington State artisan winemaking community. He soon found himself hanging out in tasting rooms and volunteering his time helping local wineries when he could. After 5 years of volunteering (and realizing some of his happiest days were being busy in the cellar), Jarad made the leap into the industry full-time. When not at the winery, Jarad can usually be found hiking with Kira (his Lab/Pit mix) or whipping up some homemade bread. Jarad lives in Seattle with his wife Becky and daughter Ellie, who loves to help out dad at the winery when she can.