winemakers in vineyard

Our Story

Dumas Station Wines was started in 2003 by two Walla Walla natives, Jay DeWitt and Doug Harvey, after a few years of making wine in a garage.  Winemaker Jay DeWitt calls himself a “recovering wheat farmer,” while his partner Doug Harvey is a “recovering attorney.”

Jay & Doug took a humble approach to building a winery and fixed up an old apple-packing shed known as Dumas Station–the site of one of the oldest apple orchards in Washington, started by James Dumas in the late 1800s. This isn’t known as a fancy winery with lots of high-tech equipment; Jay & Doug rely on friends & family for help with the harvest. They spend the rest of the year racking the wine–one oak barrel at a time. We invite you to visit our humble tasting room at the winery to enjoy our age-worthy red wines and experience the history of Dumas Station.