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A brief history

Acclaimed actor Kyle MacLachlan has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television's most memorable roles. Since 2005, Kyle has channeled his interest in wine into a second, equally satisfying professional endeavor . . . pursued by bear.

What began as a love for his home state and a desire to stay connected to family has become a dedication to the craft of winemaking. A native of Yakima, Washington, Kyle grew up in close proximity to the vineyards where his grapes are now grown. He is involved in every aspect of Pursued by Bear, including vineyard sourcing and blending selections with winemaker Daniel Wampfler and has become an unabashed evangelist for the unique flavors and characteristics of Washington state wines.

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Established in 2005

PO BOX 3115
United States, Washington




Meet The Team

  • Dan Wampfler

    Dan Wampfler has making Pursued by Bear wines since 2008, first as winemaker at Dunham Cellars and continuing his work with Pursued by Bear owner Kyle MacLachlan after joining Abeja in 2016. In his position as Abeja head winemaker and general manager, Dan works with growers and manages all aspects of winemaking for both Abeja and Pursued by Bear. He first came to Washington State in 2002 for a position as research enologist at Chateau Ste. Michelle and later held several winemaking positions with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Dan attended Michigan State University where he earned a master’s degree in enology.

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