Va Piano Vineyards
Va Piano Vineyards is inspired by Tuscany, but the wine is quintessential Walla Walla. Take your time, enjoy yourself, and participate fully in the beautiful journey. His passion for wine making (and wine!) soon matched his passion for Tuscany and the seeds for Va Piano Vineyards were planted.
Va Piano Winery Tasting Room
1793 J.B. George Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Va Piano in the Historic Davenport Hotel
10 S. Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Va Piano at the Old Mill District
425 SW Powerhouse Drive, Ste. 301
Bend, OR 97702
- Balance in the vineyard, balance in the wines, balance in our lives.
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A fouth-generation Walla Wallan, Justin became fascinated with the blossoming wine industry literally sprouting up in his backyard. Inspired, he started making wine in his garage, learning from local winemakers, growers and afficianados.
Before long Justin found his palate and his hobby turned into a passion: with the encouragement from friends and family, Justin began his first commercial crush in the fall of 2003. His winemaking philosophy is simple: exceptional wine comes from exceptional fruit. Justin carefully manages the vineyards and follows strict standards of sustainable agriculture.
Planted Va Piano Vineyards in 1999 with the vision of making small lots of well balanced, full bodied reds that showcases Walla Walla’s exceptional fruit along with creating a unique and familial atmosphere. In 2004 they blended old-world charm with modern day efficiency by building their Tuscan style tasting room and wine studio –offering work space to six boutique wineries.
And in December of 2005, Va Piano celebrated their grand opening by releasing their first vintages, a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2003 Syrah which have been given outstanding reviews.
ALEJANDRA PENA, VINEYARD MANAGER:
We have been fortunate to have Alejandro working with us since 2004. His attention to detail in the vineyard and the winery has contributed immensely to our success. We don't know what we would do without him.
DERRI REID, MANAGER:
Derri joined the Va Piano team in April of 2010 as the Tasting Room & Estate Club Manager. She was born and raised in Walla Walla and has seen the town transform into the wine destination it is today.
Derri has a passion for wine and is excited to share our wines with you!
Practices & Techniques
I strive for balance in everything, and that's truly my approach to winemaking. The majority of grapes we use are estate grown, and we continue to source grapes from carefully chosen vineyards across the region. I find fruit from different soil profiles create more complex wines and look for specific characteristics to compliment the flavor profile I'm striving to achieve for each wine.
Va Piano Vineyards closely follows guidelines from Vinea, the winegrowers sustainable trust, which provides guidance for environmental, social and economic sustainability. This holistic approach employs environmentally-friendly and socially responsible viticulture practices that respects the land, conserves natural resources and supports biodiversity. Vinea also promotes responsible relationships with workers, neighbors and the community. By farming responsibly, we will ensure that Va Piano Vineyards will continue to be a premium vineyard for generations.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
The vineyard blocks are trellised on the vertical shoot positioning system (VSP), and are farmed using sustainable agricultural methods. By farming responsibly, we will ensure that Va Piano Vineyards will continue to be a premium vineyard for generations.