WILLIAM VON METZGER
As Production Winemaker, William oversees wine from the time grape clusters arrive at the winery until the finished product is bottled. He manages fermentations, selecting barrels, leading blending trials and monitoring and maintaining wines during the aging process. William works closely with Gordy, Myles and Judah to ensure vineyard and fruit quality that produce the award-winning wines which made Walla Walla Vintners famous. He began working at the winery in 2002 while attending the Institute for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College. Outside of the winery, William likes spending quiet time with his family, the outdoors (hiking, biking, snowboarding) and arguing the merits of the DH rule in baseball.