PEND D’ OREILLE WINERY
Sip • Shop • Dine
Réve ta Vie, Vis tes Réves
Dream your life, Live your Dreams
The Pend d’Oreille Winery has been integrated into the Sandpoint community since 1995, when first established by Steve and Julie Meyer. Pend d’Oreille Winery was recently purchased by Jim Bopp and Kylie Presta, who intend to carry on the legacy of award-winning wine production and continue to tell the story of Pend d’Oreille Winery. Our events throughout the year create great memories. Fire Dancing in February heats up Winter Carnival, the BYOB (Blend Your Own Bistro) party every April kicks off the spring in the best way, and perhaps the highlight is the Harvest Party in September.
Jim Bopp, a Sandpoint native, worked the harvest season of 1998 and returned to the Pend d’Oreille Winery in 2007 as a mentee of Steve Meyer. Jim is now the lead winemaker, intimately involved with each varietal through the entire wine-making process, vine to bottle. Jim’s expertise as a winemaker is paired with devotion to making balanced, outstanding wines, allowing no room for compromised quality or character. Pend d’Oreille Winery wines will not change under new ownership, but will continue to reflect Jim’s talents and experience as a winemaker. While the wines the people know and love will continue to be available, Jim and his team intend to offer new varietals as well.
Jim also has his own label – Cottage Island Wines. His 2013 Deadhead Red made from 100% Petit Verdot took home a double gold at the 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival. Jim, his wife, Lori and their two children are centered in the Sandpoint community and are proud to represent Pend d’Oreille Winery as new owners.
Kylie Presta, a Bonners Ferry native, has worked for Pend d’Oreille Winery for 5 years. After attending school, firefighting, and working as a carbohydrate chemist, Kylie and her family returned to North Idaho as home. Initially Kylie worked in the laboratory at the winery, analyzing grapes and wine through the fermentation and aging processes. Kylie then began assisting with harvest and bottling and soon realized the physical work and dedication required to produce the quality wines offered by Pend d’Oreille Winery. An appreciation for viticulture and wine-making has become a passion and she is excited to explore all aspects of the business as a new partner.
Under new ownership, Pend d’Oreille Winery will continue to offer live music in the tasting room with your favorite wine selections. The Bistro Rouge refill program remains available, and the gift shop will continue to offer wine accessories and fun gifts. Local beer on tap and small plates are offered to enjoy any time of day. Relax in the comfort of the tasting room with a glass of wine, explore several wines through a wine tasting, attend Trivia Night or a Paint and Sip, and add to the story of Pend d’Oreille Winery.
The Winery’s tasting room and lifestyle gift shop are not to be missed when visiting Sandpoint. They are open daily for tasting. The wine bar and tasting room features an elegant bar made of molded concrete and refurbished hardwood from the Belwood remodel, all created by local craftsmen.
Jim and Kylie and their supportive families are thrilled for the opportunity to keep Pend d’Oreille Winery in operation, producing wine and bringing a new inspiration to a familiar space. The Pend d’Oreille Winery works as team- a strong team of employees and a supportive community.
A Passion for Perfection
Using traditional French methods and grapes sourced from world-class vineyards around the Northwest, Pend d’Oreille Winery produces award winning wines including Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. New exciting varietals are on the horizon as well.
These award-winning wines are getting recognition at some of the most prestigious festivals in the west. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition while our 2009 Bistro Rouge won a Double Gold and our 2012 Syrah won a gold at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival. More recently the 2016 Chardonnay won Silver from Tastings Wine Competition in Chicago, the 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has received Triple Gold medals as well.
If you don’t have an opportunity to visit, be sure to look for the Pend d’Oreille wines in fine area restaurants and retailers as you dine in Sandpoint, Spokane and the surrounding area.
PEND D’ OREILLE WINERY PRODUCTION
After many years of producing our Wines in downtown Sandpoint, we needed to expand our production capacity. We found the perfect piece of land and built a hangar located at 2625 N Boyer, right on the Sandpoint Airstrip. With a backdrop of the beautiful Selkirk Mountains and private aircrafts arriving and departing throughout the day, we couldn’t be happier with our selection.
We source the majority of our grapes form the Columbia River AVA in Washington, with the exception of our Chardonnay from Vickers Vineyard in the Snake River Valley AVA.
Our head Winemaker Jim Bopp continually makes trips down to the vineyards to check the grapes and ensure that their taste structure is ready for harvest. Once the decision is made, the grapes are handpicked and trucked back to our Winery where the real fun begins.
The Pend d’Oreille Winery’s northwest inspired downtown Tasting Room is representative of Sandpoint itself and perfect for all wine lovers. Located in the beautifully restored Belwood Building on the corner of 3rd and Cedar, not only will you be greeted by our educated staff but also over a 100 years of local history.
Taste Our Wines
We offer Wine Tasting Daily. You can choose to do a tasting which is (5) 1 ounce pours, or a Flight which is (3) 3 ounce pours. The Tastings are five pre-selected Wines of the vintners choice. Our Tasting Menu changes monthly, please see the current Tasting Menu under the “Current Menus” tab for the current selection. The flight offers a customizable tasting where you can choose any three wines you would like to try.
Tasting are served at the bar only. Flights may be enjoyed throughout the tasting Room. Tasting are not available during Live Music.
Our 1.5L refillable Growler’s were some of the first introduced in the Northwest. Fill yours up with our House Wines and our rotating Tap Select Wines. We are currently offering our Bistro Rouge blend along with Tap Select wines!
Wine To Go
Pick up your wine to go from our downtown tasting room! We offer up to 20% discounts on Wine of the Month’s along with additional benefits upon joining our Wine Thieves Club.
Live Music Every Weekend
Join us for live music every Friday, Saturday, and Piano every Sunday. Look at under the “Events” tab for a current schedule.
Celebrating Over 20 Years Of Vinting Excellence!
SHIPPING SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
WE SHIP ON MONDAYS ORDERS RECEIVED BY SATURDAY
OVERNIGHT SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE (ORDERS STILL GO OUT ONLY ON MONDAYS)
IF OVERNIGHT IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE OPTION THEN WEATHER IS A FACTOR
On-Site Pick Up Also Available
GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE
WINE THIEVES – WINE CLUB
Become A Wine Thief And Keep The Passion For Wine Flowing All Year Long!
WINE THIEF SOCIETY – CELLAR SELECTION CLUB
• FREE to Join
• Tasting fees are waived for members and one guest (Does not apply to large parties with members).
• 25% off wine maker’s choice vintages, picked up or shipped, 4 times a year (Must be picked up or shipped within 30 days of release).
• Our cellar selections are released in March, June, September and November.
• Daily discounts including 10% off bottles 1 through 5, 15% off bottles 6 through 11 and 20% off cases to go of all our current releases.
• VIP discounts on & first notice of library tastings, special events, last of vintage sales, new releases, etc.
FREE SHIPPING to select destinations. (Shipping is dependent on state laws, see our shop page for states we currently ship to)
Call our Tasting Room at 208.265.8545 or complete the form on the left to sign up!
MUST be at least 21 years old to join the club. You will be required to show identification and sign when shipment is delivered.
Tasting Room & Cellar Crew
Pick up minimum is 2 bottles, shipping minimum is 4 bottles, 6 bottle shipping option, white only option and 6 bottle wine of the month option also available, select one below.
Join the Club
PEND D’ OREILLE WINERY
301 Cedar Street, Suite 101
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Ph: (208) 265-8545
Email: [email protected]
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
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