Va Piano Vineyards

About

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.

Location Description

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

Features

  • Balance in the vineyard, balance in the wines, balance in our lives.

Additional Information

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Average Bottle Price

$ 50

Winemaker

Justin Wylie:

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.

The Team

JUSTIN & LIG WYLIE:

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

My winemaking philosophy is very simple, grow the best grapes and don't screw it up in the cellar. Va Piano wines display intense flavors, fine tannin structure and intense aromas: ours are quintessential Walla Walla wines.

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

Our 20-acre estate property, located in the Southeast corner of the Walla Walla Valley, has been producing grapes since 1999. Red varietals are Va Piano's primary focus; 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.

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.

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Hours

Va Piano Winery Tasting Room: Open seven days a week 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Va Piano in the Historic Davenport Hotel Open Thurs – Sat 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sun 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mon, Tues and Wed Va Piano at the Old Mill District Open seven days a week 12 noon – 8:00 p.m.

Address

1793 J.B. George Rd.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
United States

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