I am not sure what else there is to say that hasn't already been fondly, yet passionately said. On Thursday, October 23 the wine community of Walla Walla lost one of their best - Eric Dunham, a founder and partner of Dunham Cellars. Eric was a son, brother, husband, father, friend, and a winemaker.
Today a celebration of Eric's much too short, yet rich life will be held at the winery. Also, a fund has been established at Banner Bank in the name of the "Eric Dunham Memorial" for the benefit of his and his wife Kanae's young son, Hikari.
If we believe in the after life for humans and their animals, then we can take great comfort that Eric is now with his beloved three-legged dog, Port. But the fact remains; Eric will now join his father, Michael Dunham on the list of legends in the history of Walla Walla and her wines. Rest in peace.