We produce approximately 800 cases of wine per vintage. The wines are handcrafted using time-honored techniques in small batches from exceptional vineyard sources. We offer an exciting range of wines. Our current portfolio includes two Bordeaux style red blends, and single variety, vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. We also experiment with Syrah and Rhone Valley style blends. Our white wine is 100% Semillon.
Our winemaker Tom Olander is a Minnesota native and graduate of University of Minnesota. He left the snows of Minneapolis and relocated to sunny San Diego California to pursue a career in the restaurant business, eventually landing a position at the world famous Hotel del Coronado. His love of wine grew through his experience developing restaurant wine programs, building wine lists, and doing staff training for the restaurants he managed.
Tom’s next adventure was a well-timed move to Walla Walla Washington in 2001. Walla Walla’s wine industry was taking off and gaining national attention. While acting as general manager of the region’s top restaurant, Whitehouse-Crawford, Tom helped pioneer top-notch dining and hospitality in the Walla Walla Valley. He also studied enology and viticulture and became a certified sommelier. When Bunchgrass Winery’s founding winemaker Roger Cockerline sought retirement with the 2005 vintage, Tom was ready to step in as partner and winemaker. With Roger’s tutelage and support, he has continued to elevate Bunchgrass Winery’s reputation as a top producer of fine wines.