The food here pairs well with Koi Pond Cellars’ Bordeaux-style wine. Wes Parker explained, “We’re a Bordeaux-style winery. Bordeaux wines are a blend of merlot, cab, petite verdot. We’re always looking for balance in wine and a nice silky finish. You find that through palate, not through chemistry.”
The Parkers are hoping to attract a lunch crowd. You aren’t required to drink wine with your lunch – soft drinks and bottled water are available. However, if you want to feel like you’ve flown to wine country, I recommend a glass of wine with your lunch. I’m not authorizing a lunch-time bacchanal — merely a glass of wine to be sipped, savored and well-paired with some savory bites.
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Koi Pond Cellars Winery & bistro
Where: 212 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver
Contact: 360-281-2718 or koipondcellars.com
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monthly winemakers dinners.