Thurston Wolfe is a family owned and operated winery started in 1987 by Wade Wolfe and Becky Yeaman. Thurston Wolfe specializes in unique red & white table and dessert wines made with grapes sourced from growers located in the Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley AVA’s, at sites best suited to the individual varieties. These sites and grower relationships were developed through Wade’s extensive contacts and knowledge of the region dating back to the late 1970’s.
“Wade is not only a terrific member of the industry, but he’s also a leader,”. “He’s given selflessly over the decades to further the industry, not just his own endeavors. We’re lucky to have him in the Washington wine industry.”
-Ted Baseler, CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Thurston Wolfe moved to Prosser in 1996 to be more centrally located in the industry and its grape sources. A new custom designed winery was completed and occupied in January 2006 in Prosser Vintner’s Village at:
588 Cabernet Court off Exit 80 of Interstate 82.
Through the years the winery has focused on high quality rare wines, creating a unique market niche. Thurston Wolfe today makes a diverse variety of wines, most notably:
- The Teacher (Cabernet Sauvignon)
- Dr. Wolfe’s Family Red (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Lemberger Blend)
- PGV (Pinot Gris & Viognier blend)
- Touriga Nacional Port
- Lemberger Rose
- The Geologist ( Petite Sirah & Merlot Bordeaux Blend)
We make it a point of pride having all our grapes locally resourced from the area. Harvesting from no farther then 45 minutes away from our winery’s location in Prosser, WA. Since we source from the same vineyards every year this gives us the opportunity to not only produce consistently high quality wines, but also to allow the characteristics of each growing season to be reflected in the wines.
With one foot in the vineyard and the other in the cellar, Dr. Wade Wolfe has been an integral part of the state’s formative wine years. He and his wife Becky Yeaman have recently celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thurston Wolfe Winery and look toward the future.