If your idea of a perfect vacation includes a fun and relaxing evening with friends, watching the sun go down over a beautiful river, and tasting some incredible wines, then you absolutely must stop in at Va Piano tasting room in downtown Bend. Located on the waterfront in the hip Old Mill District, this new location of Va Piano Winery brings the finest of Washington’s vineyards to central Oregon for your pleasure. Sip, sample, and enjoy!
Va Piano Vineyards
Va Piano’s owner and winemaker, Justin Wylie, began crafting fine wines in 2003. He sources his grapes from some of the best vineyards in Washington and Oregon and creates a variety of fine selections to delight your palate. From affordable “everyday” wines to exclusive Black Label vintages, there’s something for everyone at Va Piano Vineyards. True aficionados will want to consider joining the Estate Club, where they can receive shipments of the newest releases from Va Piano Winery, special vintages not available to the general public, discounts, members-only events, and complimentary tours and tastings.
Relax in our Tasting Room
While Va Piano winery‘s tasting room in Walla Walla, Washington has long been a must-stop for wine lovers, now you can enjoy tasting Va Piano’s best in Spokane and in downtown Bend! This is not your mother’s tasting room: Va Piano is known for its laid-back, friendly style. Nothing stuffy about this place! The Bend tasting room is located in the fashionable Old Mill District, a re-imagined industrial area right on the river. The Bend location also offers a delicious cheese plate to pair with your wine!
Come visit seven days a week, from noon till 8 pm. It’s also available for private parties, so if you’d like to celebrate a special event in your life with wine-loving friends, this is definitely the place to do
Call to make a reservation. Additionally, groups of 8 or more will also need to make tasting reservations a week or more in advance. Children are welcome in our tasting room as well.
A Wine Vacation in Downtown Bend
One of the great things about booking a vacation rental through our site is that you can rent a place right in downtown Bend. Besides the great wines from Va Piano, there’s so much to see in our vibrant downtown area. Enjoy a stroll along the riverfront, check out great shops and cafes, and taste the finest vintages, brews, and local cuisine that Oregon has to offer.
Attractions in Bend
With its magnificent natural areas, rich cultural atmosphere, and vibrant nightlife, Bend, Oregon is the perfect place to take a vacation. Your time here is limited and there are some things you shouldn’t miss when you visit Central Oregon.
The Deschutes National Forest
This forest offers some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see in the Pacific Northwest. There are many hiking trails here and you will be able to find a trail no matter what your level of ability, but most of the trails are of moderate difficulty. You will see many lava flows and volcanic cinders in the area and there are several lovely lakes and rivers along the trails that are great for camping. The trails are open from 8:30 to 4:30 daily and there are plenty of rangers around to answer any of your questions.
The High Desert Museum
This fabulous museum offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. It is open every day of the week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. In the summer it is even open from 9:00 to 5:00.
You will find both permanent and temporary exhibits here that will teach you about the history of Oregon and the Native American tribes that are indigenous to the area. You will learn all about the industries and explorers that made Oregon what it is today.
The real attractions here are the animals and the hiking trails where visitors can spend the day. Each trail features several educational exhibits about the flora and fauna that are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. The museum employs many zoologists and other animal experts who give regular classes and lectures about the animals you will meet, including otters, porcupines and owls. One trail includes a replica of a small town in Oregon where you can see the way people lived when Bend was founded in 1905. Tickets to the museum are under $20 and it will take you all day to see everything.
The Old Mill District
If you love to shop, you will love the towns Old Mill District. The shopping center was once a lumber mill. It is now home to chain stores and local craft shops alike. There are several restaurants here and you will often hear live music as you walk through the area. It is much quieter and less crowded than downtown. You are certain to find a souvenir or two to take back home. Oregon is a great place to shop because we have no state tax here.
Other Things to Do
If you are an ale enthusiast, you must take a walk down Bend’s Ale Trail. You can grab a punch card and visit some of the local breweries in town. If you visit enough of them, you will get a free souvenir. The Deschutes River offers whitewater rafting, floating and canoeing and you will never have to go very far to rent a boat.
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Va Piano Tasting Room at the Old Mill District
425 SW Powerhouse Drive, Ste. 301
Bend, OR 97702