Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars Set to Open Vancouver Waterfront Tasting Room

New 1,370 square-foot facility expected to open sometime this fall.

Artist’s rendering of the Rediviva building in the new waterfront development on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA., where Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars will be opening a second satellite tasting room this fall.

Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars have announced that they will open a tasting room on the historic Vancouver, Washington waterfront. This will be the second satellite tasting room for the pioneering Walla Walla brands, which are located on the south side of the Walla Walla Valley AVA.  The wineries launched their first satellite tasting room in the Hollywood District of Woodinville Wine Country in June 2010.

“We are eyeing a fall opening date and are excited to welcome visitors from the Vancouver and Portland area to a new tasting experience, set amongst the beautiful development project on the Vancouver Waterfront,” said Eric McKibben, Partner and General Manager of Amavi Cellars.

The tasting room will occupy 1,370 square feet on the ground floor of one of the newest buildings in the Waterfront development called Rediviva.  The tasting room will include both indoor and outdoor spaces and will join Maryhill Winery as the second Washington State winery to have a presence at the Waterfront development. The full portfolio of Pepper Bridge and Amavi wines will be available for seated tastings.

Asked why the two wineries chose the new Vancouver Waterfront development as a home for their second satellite tasting room, McKibben explained: “We had been looking to open another shared tasting room for the two wineries for some time, but nothing made sense (in terms of location) until we were introduced to the new Vancouver Waterfront location.  Both of the wineries have many wine club members in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, so the new tasting room in this location will allow us to serve those wine club members better.”

“In addition,” McKibben added, “The Vancouver Waterfront development is such a beautiful location.   It will not only attract residents from the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area (which currently numbers in excess of 2.4 million people) but it’s located right off the I-5 corridor, which funnels hundreds of thousands of tourists through both cities every year.  We think the Waterfront development will be a popular tourist attraction that will result in thousands of those tourists finding our tasting room.”

To find out more about Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars, and their offerings, visit: www.pepperbridge.com and www.amavicellars.com. Or contact Eric McKibben at: eric@pepperbridge.com.  Phone: (509) 525-3541.

About Pepper Bridge Winery 

Pepper Bridge Winery represents the pioneering spirit of the Walla Walla Valley. Owned and operated by three families – the McKibbens, the Goffs and the Pellets, the winery is a leader in quality winemaking, innovative technology and vineyard development. Pepper Bridge Winery produces Bordeaux-style wines using traditional winemaking techniques, French oak and estate fruit from the Walla Walla Valley. Combining old-world philosophy with modern innovation, the winery has become an industry leader.

About Amavi Cellars 

Amavi Cellars symbolizes love (amour) and life (vita) through its wines, which are 100% estate, 100% sustainable, and 100% Walla Walla Valley. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet brings the Walla Walla Valley AVA to life with his handcrafted, terroir-driven wines. Amavi Cellars is owned and operated by three families: the McKibbens, the Goffs and the Pellets, who not only are dedicated stewards of the land, but also are committed to producing premium quality wines that appeal to the palates and sense of aesthetics of today’s wine drinkers.

About the Vancouver Waterfront Development

Valued at more than $1.5 billion, this new development brings a vibrant mix of retail, living and green spaces to the city of Vancouver.  Situated along half a mile of south-facing riverfront property, the development has reconnected the city with the waterfront and offers stunning views of the Columbia River and Mount Hood. Upon full build out, the Waterfront development will include up to 3,300 housing units, 10 park acres, 1.25 million feet of office space and 250,000 square feet of retail and hospitality space. Current tenants include: Barlow’s Public House, El Gaucho Restaurant, Maryhill Winery, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Pizzeria Sul Lago, Stack 571 Burger & Whiskey Bar, Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar and WildFin American Grill. For more information about the development, visit: www.thewaterfrontvancouverusa.com.