Pepper Bridge & Amavi: To Share Tasting Room

by Shona Milne on October 27, 2009

I just received a press release from  CoEfficient Consulting that two more wineries from east of the mountains will be coming to Woodinville.  Pepper Bridge and Amavi Cellars will be sharing a tasting room located at the Hollywood School House in Woodinville. They should be open sometime in the spring of 2010.


Walla Walla, WA October 27, 2009 – The owners of Pepper Bridge and Amavi Cellars, Walla Walla-based wine producers, have secured space on the property of the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville for a wine tasting anticipated to open in late Spring.
Pepper Bridge, a family-owned estate winery, established a reputation for ultra-premium, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from their first release in 1991. The wines showcase their vineyard sources – Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard –which are recognized as two of the best – not only in the Walla Walla appellation – but also in the state. These vineyards practice sustainable viticulture, remaining committed to the long-term viability of the winemaking industry in the Walla Walla Valley.
The resulting wines have received widespread acclaim and have been recommended by tasters worldwide since our first vintage. Critics have used words such as “elegant,” “killer,” and “stylish” to describe their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
“We hope that visitors to our new Woodinville tasting room will find these descriptions appropriate,” says Managing Partner Norm McKibben. “Perhaps they can share with us some additional adjectives of their own.”
Amavi Cellars crafts elegant, approachable wines, focusing on estate-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. They also make small amounts of Sémillon, Rosé, and dessert wines that are typically available only in the tasting room. The name is a combination of the Latin root words “am” (love) and “vi” (life), representing the owners’ simple pursuits: love, life and wine.

The tasting room will be located at the Hollywood Schoolhouse at the intersection of 148th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 145th Street, near other wineries including Bookwalter Wine Studio, Mark Ryan Winery and Ross Andrew Winery. The wineries’ website addresses are, respectively, and

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MagnumGourmet 10.27.09 at 8:54 pm

Are they going to be in the main schoolhouse building, or are they building another “out” building like Mark Ryan?

Shona Milne 10.28.09 at 10:02 am

They will be past Ross Andrew, in the NE corner.

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