We founded Dumas Station Wines in 2003 to focus on Bordeaux varietal red wines made from estate grown Walla Walla grapes. We produce limited amounts of wine strictly through our own labor and a little help from our friends.
Fair, 70° F
Retail Sales, Tasting Room
Hours of Operation
Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. (March - December)
Open to the Public
Yearly Production (in cases)
2007 Cow Catcher Red
2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Estate Merlot
2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
ABOUT THE WINERY
The Winery is located at Dumas Station, a train stop named after James L. Dumas—a pioneer in the Washington State apple industry. We started the winery in 2003, by remodeling part of the original 1897 apple packing warehouse. In the early 1900s, Dumas Station was serviced by two competing train lines, which carried Dumas’ apples to the east coast, making Washington apples famous. We carry on this tradition in our own way, making world-class wines out of grapes from our estate vineyard.
We are two Walla Walla natives with a passion for great Bordeaux style wines. Jay DeWitt, an agronomist and fourth generation farmer turned vigneron; and Doug Harvey, a retired professional and avid wine collector. Dumas Station Wines was formed after the result of several years of refinement with numerous vintages made at home from grapes that Jay grew, a.k.a. “garage wine”.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
Since we’re a small operation, we don’t have any employees or sophisticated equipment. When we say we’re a “hands-on” winery, we really mean it. We only use authentic oak barrels to age our wine, and are constantly tasting through each barrel, adjusting the oak regime to compliment the variety of flavors found in different areas of our vineyard.
Being an estate winery, this hands-on approach is echoed in our vineyard practices, as we adjust our routine to accommodate the vintage. Though we sell grapes from our estate Minnick Hills Vineyard to other producers, we select and hand-pick for our wines what we believe are the best grapes in the Walla Walla Valley.
We believe that all of these elements come together to produce a truly superior wine. One sip, and you’ll believe us.