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A Passion For Perfection
Steve Meyer was studying to become an accountant in California when he was sidetracked and became a winemaker instead. About 25 years ago, Steve took a break from his classes to visit Meursault, France and to work the harvest. Fast forward to today, Steve Meyer and his wife Julie are celebrating over 20 years of vinting excellence at the Pend d’Oreille Winery in downtown Sandpoint, at the new location in the historic Belwood Building.
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, the very popular Huckleberry Blush and the Meyer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.
Wine brings people together, and that is what Steve and Julie have set out to create – a place to gather. On any given night, family, friends and colleagues meet at the winery to taste, sip, snack and shop. Throughout the year the Winery donates to many local non profits with a strong presence during the holiday season.
Family friendly events throughout the year create great memories. Fire Dancing in February heats up Winter Carnival. The Anniversary Party takes place in June and perhaps the highlight is the Harvest Party in September.
The Winery’s tasting room and lifestyle gift shop are not to be missed when visiting Sandpoint. They are open daily for tasting and tours. 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. Browse the shop for gifts for home, garden and life.
The Kitchen at the Pend d’Oreille Winery offers a changing seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients from our neighborhood farmers. Visitors can enjoy our wine and 8 rotating taps while enjoying live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you don’t have an opportunity to visit, be sure to look for the Pend d’Oreille vintages in fine area restaurants and retailers as you dine in Sandpoint, Spokane and the surrounding area.