Watermill has been able to produce award-winning Certified Sustainable wines year after year.
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Watermill Winery, founded in 2005, is a premier producer of estate wines from our vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Rattlesnake Hills and The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVAs. Watermill uses the highest quality fruit from vineyards owned by the Brown and Foreman families to craft exceptional estate wines using the foremost winemaking techniques. Watermill is the embodiment of two second generation wine industry veterans, who work to create wines of place that represent an unparalleled value to both industry and consumer.
Alex grew up in the wine country of southeastern Washington. After studying history at the University of Nevada, Alex began his career at The Hedges Family Estate where he gained ground up exposure ranging from vineyard and production work to tasting room and event management experience. For two years Alex traveled to over 45 markets as a National Sales Manager for Hedges. Following his stint at Hedges, Alex moved to V2 Wine Group based out of Sonoma, California as a region manager for their portfolio of wines from California and around the world. After V2 Alex was the National Sales Manager at ROCO Winery in the Willamette Valley, where he represented the wines of Rollin Soles in 35 markets throughout North America. Despite his varied experience, this area has always been home, and Alex holds a deep passion for sharing the story of wine from the Pacific Northwest, and directs the business side of Watermill Winery.
Walla Walla Valley
Andrew’s family has been farming in the Walla Walla Valley for generations. Andrew’s interest in wine and cider production grew out of his family’s vineyards and orchards. He left the Walla Walla Valley to attend Oregon State University, where he studied sciences and remains a diehard Beaver fan to this day. After college Andrew returned to the Walla Walla Valley and then caught the winemaking bug while working with Rich Funk of Saviah Cellars. Andrew developed his winemaking skill under Rich before taking over as head winemaker and cider maker for Watermill Winery and Blue Mountain Cider in 2008. When not supervising winery and cider operations, Andrew is active in the local Milton-Freewater community through youth sports and volunteer work.