Wautoma Wines flow from the partnership between a vineyard manager and a winmaker,each devoted to highlighting the best of Washington Wine Country. Two of Washington wine country’s much-acclaimed vineyards provide the grapes from which Wautoma Wines are created. It´s name is a native word for ´good earth´.
Tom Merkle – vineyard owner and manager – and Jessica Munnell – winemaker – met in the middle of Columbia Valley’s Wautoma Springs vineyard in January 2000.Working together, they became friends. Which would later develop into a business partnership.
Wautoma Wines aims to bring worldliness to wines made from specific sites in Washington State’s wine county, starting with Tom’s own Wautoma Springs Vineyard. This vineyard was planted exclusively with Cabernet Sauvignon beginning in 1998 and was named after the region that it is located.
In addition to her work with Wautoma Wines, Jessica is the winemaker for Mercer Estates, 2016 Washington Winery of the Year.
Reserve: Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
El Prat (Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec)