Va Piano Vineyards

Justin and Liz Wylie planted Va Piano Vineyards in 1999 with the vision to make small lots of well-balanced, full-bodied reds that showcases Walla Walla's exceptional fruit along with creating a unique and familial atmosphere.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Cloudy
Cloudy, 59° F

Amenities
RV Parking, Gift Shop, Picnic Area, Tasting Room, Retail Sales

Hours of Operation
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Monday-Thurs - By Appt.

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in acres)
2500

Variety List
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Semillon
Syrah
Blend - Other Red

October 2nd Behind the Bottle Series Backbone Panini and Wine Bar - Kennewick We'll be pouring our new release of Bruno's Blend IV and 06 Syrah. Visit www.backbonewinebar.com for more information. October 10th Entwine - Walla Walla. Annual fundraiser by the arts and wine community featuring wine tastings followed by dinner and live auction. Event to benefit Walla Walla Community College Foundation, Blue Mountain Arts Alliance and Walla Walla Wine Alliance. For more information call 509-527-4253 November 7 - 9th Va Piano Vineyards Estate Club pick up weekend. Friday November 7 - Estate Club Members join us for an evening of great wine and great food while strolling through our vineyard and winery. Event begins at 5pm, open to all Estate Club Members, guests of members $30 per person, RSVP to kathleen@vapianovineyards.com or call us at 509-529-0900. December 5-7th Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend Walla Walla Valley Join us for a festive weekend of wine, food & fun. We'll be barrel sampling a couple of upcoming vintages as well as current releases in the tasting room. The paninis will be hot off the grill and taste great with our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon released this weekend. Tasting room will be open: Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5 and Monday 11-5. Visit www.wallawallawine.com for more information and participating wineries. March 2nd Taste Walla Walla - Portland Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 5:00pm - 7:30pm Sample wines from over 50 Walla Walla Valley wineries and talk with the winemakers and winery representatives. For tickets visit www.wallawallawine.com April 5th Taste Washington Qwest Events Center For tickets visit www.washingtonwine.org April 17-19 Estate Club Spring Pick Up Weekend Va Piano Vineyards

Our Story

Va Piano Vineyards, our 20-acre estate property located next to the winery, has been growing grapes in the Walla Walla Valley since 1999. Our primary focus is red varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot. Seventy percent of our grape production is used by our winery and the balance is sold to premium Walla Walla Valley wineries, such as L’Ecole #41, Saviah Cellars and Dunham Cellars.

Knowing that exceptional wine begins with exceptional fruit we only utilize state of the art viticultural practices. The vineyard blocks are trellised on the vertical shoot positioning system (VSP), which is a canopy management technique that arranges the shoots in the trellis to allow for better sunlight penetration and increased airflow. Shoots are lifted and tucked vertically upwards using a series of two to three wires. The significant benefit of the VSP system is optimal sunlight infiltration, which will allow the grapes to ripen evenly and provide higher quality fruit.

During a growing season at Va Piano, our grapes go through intensive hand pruning, individual leaf thinning, shoot positioning and cluster thinning. Once the grapes have ripened to their peak, they are handpicked to guarantee the fruit is handled with care.

Our vineyard has been farmed with sensitivity to its soil and surroundings through the use of sustainable agricultural. The Walla Walla Valley Vinea Trust is our local organization that provides the support and guidance to growing grapes in a sustainable environment. Sustainable grape growing is a holistic system of recognized cultural production methodologies that employ environmentally-friendly and socially responsible viticulture practices that respect the land, conserve natural resources, support biodiversity, exercise responsible relationships with workers, neighbors and the community and provide continuing economic and biological vineyard viability. We believe that our land is not only for us, but also for our children. By farming responsibly, we will ensure that Va Piano Vineyards will continue to be a premium vineyard for generations.

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