Meet Our Winemaker
The winemaker for Recusant Cellars is Jason Merriman. Before farming, Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from WSU Tri-Cities. In the course of his studies, he surveyed the water and soil ecologies of the local area considerably, and armed with that research, he was able to recognize good land when he saw it. Jason also has a firm foundation in microbiology and chemistry, and he worked in the wine industry for various prestigious vintners at Chateau St. Michelle, Woodward Canyon, and Canoe Ridge. He now uses this accumulation of knowledge and experience to craft wines that are true to their natures and to the beautiful Columbia River Valley.