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Waterfront secures Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars tasting room

Two wineries to pour in The Rediviva building

By , Columbian Metro Editor

The Waterfront Vancouver development is proving popular with Walla Walla Valley wineries, with an announcement of a second tasting room set to open there this fall.

Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars will open a satellite tasting room on the ground floor of The Rediviva building, according to an announcement released Tuesday.

The 1,370-square-foot tasting room will include indoor and outdoor space, and offer the full portfolio of Pepper Bridge and Amavi wines in seated tastings, the announcement said.

“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,” Eric McKibben, partner and general manager of Amavi Cellars, said in the announcement.

This will be the second satellite tasting room from the Walla Walla Valley winegrowing area at the Waterfront Vancouver development.

Maryhill Winery opened a 5,000-square-foot tasting room, restaurant and entertainment space in April in a building shared by Twigs Bistro near the Grant Street Pier.

Pepper Bridge Winery is owned and operated by three families in the Walla Walla Valley — the McKibbens, Goffs and Pellets — and it produces Bordeaux-style wines using estate fruit and French oak.

Amavi Cellars is owned by the same three families working with winemaker Jean-Fran?ois Pellet.

The Vancouver tasting room will be the wineries’ second satellite tasting room. They previously opened a satellite tasting room in the Hollywood District of Woodinville Wine Country in June 2010.