Dumas Station Wines

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.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Cloudy
Cloudy, 54° F

Amenities
Retail Sales, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. (March - December)

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in cases)
1200

Variety List
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
Cabernet Franc
Syrah

Wines
2007 Cow Catcher Red
2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Estate Merlot
2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Vintage - Double Gold medals received from the Seattle Wine Awards for both 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon! - Cow Catcher Red voted one of Seattle Metropolitan Magazines "Top 100 Wines" for 2010! 2006 Vintage - 93 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate received for 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate received for 2006 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal received in 2010 Seattle Wine Awards for our Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon! http://www.seattlewineawards.com/winners.html

Our Story

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.

ABOUT US

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.

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