Balance in All Things

Mercer Estates, Farm Map

Our family farm lies within the Horse Heaven Hills of eastern Washington State.  The Columbia River acts as the southern border and the Horse Heaven Hills extend as far as the eye can see in every other direction – a truly breathtaking view.

Since 1886, we have farmed the fertile soil of this high desert plateau and today we grow a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables, including  potatoes, carrots, garlic, onions, kale and (most importantly) wine grapes.

In our farming and winery practices, we uphold the long-standing belief that sustainability and conservation are the single most important factors in the continued success of our operations.

“We practice farming with balance.  Every decision we make, every day of the year with regards to our agricultural practices incorporates balance.  There is always the possibility of adding too much or giving too little when nurturing a plant to produce its highest quality and most abundant fruit.  Balancing the care of the plant today with the care of the ecosystem that it thrives in from year to year always weighs heavily on our minds.”    – Rob Mercer

Learn more about our farming practices


Sustainability & Conservation Practices Summary


  • 2010 Environmental Excellence award by the Association of Washington Business, Mercer Estates
  • 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award by the National Potato Council and EPA, Mercer Canyons
  • 2010 Wildlife Habitat Farmer of the Year Award, Mercer Canyons