A gathering place for locals and tourists alike, Pend d’Oreille Winery is the perfect place to enjoy fine wine and create special memories.
The unique Downtown Sandpoint winery is owned by Jim Bopp and Kylie Presta, both of whom have several years of experience in the winemaking business.
“I’m an artist, and you have to be to do what I do,” says Jim. Kylie started out as a chemist analyzing the wine and quickly became involved in the winemaking process.
Consistency and quality are two of the many reasons Pend d’Oreille Winery has received countless awards and the respect of many wine drinkers over the past two decades.
The refillable wine bottles remain popular, with approximately 600 refilled on a monthly basis. And while they have customers throughout the country to whom they ship, they are grateful to those in their hometown who support them on a regular basis.
The music provided at the winery on Fridays and an occasional Saturday draws performers from all over the Northwest including Seattle and Missoula, as well as many local performing artists.
The winery is also host to Trivia Night the last Thursday of the month beginning at 5:30pm. They also offer monthly Paint ‘n Sip classes and host a Second Saturday Artist Feature that features a different local artist each month.
In addition to the opportunity to taste a variety of incredible wine, the Tasting Room has small bites available including a charcuterie board. And for those who prefer, there is locally crafted beer available.
Jim and Kylie express deep gratitude to their families as well as the customers who have supported them in this venture.
“It’s very humbling to see people returning again and again,” says Jim. “It’s a gift to not only be able to own and operate this winery but to be able to live in Sandpoint as well.”
Pend d’Oreille Winery
301 Cedar St.