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The Winery

Watermill Winery was established in 2005 with the vision to create some of the finest wines produced in the Walla Walla Valley. Long committed to sustainable farming practices, the Brown family farms over 1200 acres in the sourthern Walla Walla Valley, including four estate vineyards the produce the bulk of the winery's wines. The Browns began planting grapes on contract for such well established wineries as Seven Hills, Saviah Cellars, and North Star in the late 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2005 that the first vintage of Watermill was made. The winery is located in the historic Watermill Building and was one of the first wineries in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, located just 10 miles from downtown Walla Walla.

Watermill Winery focuses on wines made from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc varieties, but we also bottle small quantities of Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre, Muscat Canneli and Late Harvest Gewurztraminer. 

The tasting room also boasts a beautiful dining room for 30 guests, a library and a commercial kitchen. To inquire about facility rentals click here.

Our Team

Leonard Brown – Owner, Vineyard Manager
Nancy Kezele – Owner, Manager 
Andrew Brown – Winemaker, Director of Operations
Brian Roy - Assistant Winemaker
Eric Brown - National Sales Representative
Tristan Grau – Tasting Room Manager
James Fullerton - Tasting Room Associate