Everything You Need to Know About Bend Wine Month

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Ah, October in Bend. It’s a time for fall foliage, cozy autumn drinks, and Bend Wine Month. If you haven’t heard of Bend Wine Month, don’t get too much FOMO—this month kicks off the second annual event after launching in 2022. Luckily, there are several ways to celebrate this wine event during one of the longest months of the year. From specialty pours to complimentary small bites, venture out and stop at these Bend, Oregon, wineries and wine bars for the wine event of the season!

What is Bend Wine Month?

Simply put, Bend Wine Month was created by the local wineries and wine bars to promote wine tasting during harvest season. Not too long ago, Bend had little to offer wine enthusiasts. Elixir Wine Group was one of the only dedicated wine bars in Central Oregon, featuring wines from across the globe.

Now, the Bend, Oregon, wine scene is robust—and growing. The Box Factory unofficially anchors most of Bend’s wine bars, but the downtown scene is also growing. While places like Bledsoe Family Winery serve varietals from their Walla Walla vineyards, wine lounges like Domaine Serene and Stoller pour their respective Willamette Valley estate wines here in the high desert.

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Elixir Wine Group

Think of Bend Wine Month like the Bend Ale Trail wine equivalent. Upon arrival at your first destination of this self-guided tour, you’ll receive a map and passport showcasing the eight participating wine bars and wineries. When you visit a participating wine bar, you’ll receive the Bend Wine Month perks and a stamp on your passport.

After visiting all eight locations, you can turn your passport into any winery for a complimentary GoVino wine glass. However, one lucky passport winner will receive a curated wine package courtesy of all participating Bend, Oregon, wineries.

Bend Wine Month Perks

We promised you perks, and you’re going to get them! For the entire month of October, you can visit these participating wine bars for special perks, pours, and a chance to win some elevated wine swag.

The Bend Wine Bar

As one of Bend’s newest wine bars, this appropriately named spot pours wines exclusively from their Oregon Coast winery, The Winery at Manzanita. Find them in the Box Factory between Bledsoe Family Winery and Immersion Brewing, just behind The Barrel Room.

Perk: Get $2 off each wine glass pour; 15% off purchasing six bottles or more.

Visit: Monday through Friday, 2:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Weekends, noon to 10:00 p.m.

Bledsoe Family Winery

Turn the corner after leaving The Bend Wine Bar, and you’ll find yourself at the cozy front patio of Bledsoe Family Winery. Here, the famed quarterback’s namesake winery pours Rosé, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc—to name a few—from its Walla Walla winery.

Perk: Receive a complimentary library wine pour; 15% off your purchase of six bottles or more.

Visit: Tuesday and Sunday, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7:00 p.m.

Stoller Wine Bar

Once you’ve left Bledsoe Family Winery, you can walk about five doors down to Stoller Wine Bar. Here, they offer great wine from their Willamette Valley vineyards, including sparkling varietals and pours from their sister winery, History. Additionally, they offer pours from their portfolio of wineries, including Chehalem Winery and Chemistry.

Perks: Guests can enjoy member pricing on select pours, while existing members can get an additional 10% on specialty pours.

Visit: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7:00 p.m.

Elixir Wine Group

Just across the street (we told you the Box Factory was popping off like champagne bottles), Elixir Wine Group pours a diverse selection of wines. From its winery in Bend, Oregon, to its partner vineyards in Europe, these wines will satiate the most sophisticated palates.

Perks: Enjoy a complimentary cheese and charcuterie plate when you visit and enjoy select wines.

Visit: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m.

Domaine Serene Wine Lounge

Downtown Bend’s anchor wine lounge serves varietals exclusively from the vineyards of Domaine Serene Winery. With estates in the Willamette Valley and Burgundy region of France, these upscale wines will impress and satisfy your desire for Pinot Noir and robust whites. During your wine tasting experience, opt for some fine dining fare from their new menu curated by George Morris.

Perk: Receive a bonus pour from a selection of member-exclusive wines.

Visit: Monday and Thursday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9:00 p.m.

Flights Wine Bar

This westside independent wine bar and lounge serves hand-selected wines from its owner and Sommelier, from Dundee Hills to Bordeaux, France. On select days, you can enjoy more than just wine—visit them for trivia nights, ladies’ nights, and more fun-themed events. Plus, their full kitchen allows guests to stay awhile and enjoy shared plates and fine dining.

Perks: Receive a complimentary ½ glass with any wine flight purchase.

Visit: Sunday through Tuesday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Va Piano Vineyards

Find this satellite Walla Walla winery in the Old Mill District pouring its “big reds.” Cozy up inside their boutique wine shop and tasting room, or relax on their Deschutes River-front patio while sipping Cabernet Sauvignon and imported Champagne.

Perk: Enjoy a complimentary pour of 2015 Estate Syrah with your wine flight; to purchase the bottle, get $50 off its original $110 price tag.

Visit: Monday through Saturday, noon to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Laurel Ridge Winery

The newest Bend winery to join the line-up, Laurel Ridge Winery has opened up shop in the Century Center between Prost and Good Life Brewing. With vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Laurel Ridge pours everything from Pinot Gris to Winter Reds. Sip your way through their current release wines at their indoor tasting room.

Perks: Enjoy a complimentary cheese or charcuterie snack when you visit.

Visit: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7:00 p.m.

Cycle Pub

Stay safe while skipping the ride-share apps. Cycle Pub is offering 20% off all Tuk Tuk wine tours for Bend Wine Month when you use the code BENDWINE23 at your reservation checkout. Hop into an open-air Tuk Tuk while it tours you through the Pacific Northwest wines that call Bend, Oregon “home.” 

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