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Our Story

Wautoma Springs Winery comprises a second-generation winegrower who teamed up with an award-winning winemaker to create some of the most sensational wines found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Tom Merkle is a grower and owner of Wautoma Springs vineyard.

Tom planted the first grapes in 1999, and now, the 50-acre vineyard produces some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Washington State.

In 2003, Jessica Munnell left a career in Viticulture to pursue a life of winemaking. After traveling to Australia for an internship, Jessica returned and worked for several prestigious wineries and vineyards, including Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge, Mercer Wine Estates, and Vintage Wine Estates.

In 2008, Jessica and Tom formed a partnership and created Wautoma Wines, utilizing the grapes from Tom’s vineyard and grapes from Wahluke Slope’s Stone Tree Vineyard. This small-lot boutique winery is led by two people who know everything there is to know about the Wahluke Slope and the wines that it produces. From the soil to the vines to the best way to harvest and process the grapes. They tell the story of the Wahluke Slope one bottle at a time.

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Wautoma Springs is the epitome of a small-lot boutique winery

Created by an award-winning winegrower and an award-winning winemaker, this vineyard tells the story of the Waluke Slope wine region one bottle at a time.

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Our Story

Wautoma Springs Winery comprises a second-generation winegrower who teamed up with an award-winning winemaker to create some of the most sensational wines found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Tom Merkle is a grower and owner of Wautoma Springs vineyard.

Tom planted the first grapes in 1999, and now, the 50-acre vineyard produces some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Washington State.

In 2003, Jessica Munnell left a career in Viticulture to pursue a life of winemaking. After traveling to Australia for an internship, Jessica returned and worked for several prestigious wineries and vineyards, including Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge, Mercer Wine Estates, and Vintage Wine Estates.

In 2008, Jessica and Tom formed a partnership and created Wautoma Wines, utilizing the grapes from Tom’s vineyard and grapes from Wahluke Slope’s Stone Tree Vineyard. This small-lot boutique winery is led by two people who know everything there is to know about the Wahluke Slope and the wines that it produces. From the soil to the vines to the best way to harvest and process the grapes. They tell the story of the Wahluke Slope one bottle at a time.

From the Winery

Exterior view of the Wautoma Springs tasting room in Prosser, WA

Wautoma Springs' quaint and modern tasting room is nestled in Prosser, WA, home to many Washington wineries.

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2017 The Behemoth Reserve

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Wautoma Springs Vineyard

Tom Merkle, a second-generation grape grower, planted the first grapes at Wautoma Springs Vineyard in 1999. This site produces exceptional, low-yielding Cabernet Sauvignon and supplies fruit to some of the most respected wineries, including our own.

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Columbia Valley

South eastern Washington

Soil

Rocky, silt loam

Elevation

877 ft