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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 509-529-0900.
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.
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
Qwest Events Center
For tickets visit www.washingtonwine.org
Estate Club Spring Pick Up Weekend
Va Piano Vineyards
Open to the Public
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Monday-Thurs - By Appt.
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.
Grape Varieties We Grow
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Blend - Other Red
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.