About Us


Lead Staff

Jami Altshuler
Tasting Room Manager

Shelly Crawford

Scott Crawford
Owner/Sales & Marketing


About us

Castaway Cellars owners Scott and Shelly Crawford have been ardent lovers of wine for nearly two decades.  Their passion for wine and learning  inevitably led to a home wine making hobby, which rather quickly turned into the creation of Castaway Cellars.

 Inspired by a love for the outdoors, the place they call home in beautiful North Idaho, and under the expert guidance of  award wining wine maker Robert Smasne of Smasne Cellars, we are excited to share our Castaway Cellars wines with you.  Our mission as a small family-owned business, is to provide our customers with well-crafted, quality wines from a variety of exceptional vineyards in the pacific northwest.  And while producing high quality wines is our passion, it is equally important to us to provide  a warm and friendly tasting room atmosphere.  We want your experience with us to be fun, educational, and memorable.  We hope you enjoy our wines just as much as we have loved making them for you. 

Shelly Crawford grew up in Missoula, MT and  holds both Viticulture and Enology Certificates from Washington State University.   Scott Crawford hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Crawford's settled in Coeur d'Alene in September of 2006 when Scott opened his own chiropractic office in nearby Post Falls, where he continues to work at his "day job".  In addition to making wine, they have three children that tend to keep them very busy.