boutique winery

In 2000 two viticulturalists met in a vineyard.
Years later one would become an award winning

winegrower and the other a celebrated winemaker.

This is their story, these are their wines.



In 2003, Jessica left viticulture for winemaking, beginning with an internship in Australia. Returning to the states she worked at Snoqualmie, Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge, Mercer Wine Estates and Vintage Wine Estates. Her wines have won numerous awards, internationally, nationally and regionally.


Tom Merkle is a second-generation grape grower. In 1999, he planted the first grapes at his own Wautoma Springs vineyard. That has since developed into a fifty-acre, exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard supplying fruit to some of the best-known, most-respected wineries in Washington. In addition to Wautoma Springs, Tom manages several other top-rank vineyards on the Wahluke Slope.


In 2008  Jessica approached Tom Merkle about working together to create a wine that featured his grapes. A partnership was formed that became Wautoma Wines – made of the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Wautoma Springs and Malbec from Wahluke Slope’s Stone Tree Vineyard. The epitome of a boutique winery, producing extremely small-lot, hand-crafted wines from people who know the business inside and out. This isn't a venture capitalist's or a lawyer's winery - not that there's anything wrong with that. We know the soil. We know the vines. And we know how to make good wine. Our story is in every bottle.



Be the first to receive new releases 

We make the wines. You get them. It's that simple.  You'll get releases 2 times a year, automatically and invites to release parties and pickups, or if you live within WA, we can ship to you.

SIX BOTTLES - Receive two bottles of each wine, get 15% off

CASE - Receive 4 bottles of each wine, get 30% off

As club members you'll receive 15% off single bottles and 30% off closed cases all the time when you buy from us directly. If you're a case club member - you always receive 30%, whether it's one bottle or more. 

Questions? Contact us - rachel@wautomasprings.com