Zerba Cellars is a family owned, estate winery located in the heart of the
Walla Walla Valley in Washington. The three estate vineyards are in the
appellation’s most exciting viticultural areas, including The Rocks District
of Milton-Freewater. Each vineyard and grape varietal has a unique
characteristic and contributes to the quality, complexity and balance of
the individual wines.
A native of Oregon, Dan Paynter grew up helping his grandparents
with their retail nursery business. After graduating with a degree in
Production Horticulture he went on to farm outside Portland. A total
departure led to a successful career in the hospitality industry.
The budding Oregon Wine Industry provided Dan with a pathway to
work both with plants and customers. For the past 25 years he has been
striving to promote wines from the Pacific Northwest. Over the past
decade Dan has focused on building the Zerba brand and is currently
their General Manager.