Riff Taproom has officially handed over the reins of their Box Factory Location to Stoller Wine Group, launching the first Stoller Wine Bar in Bend.
On February 12, 2021, Stoller Wine Bar Bend became the Willamette Valley wine group’s first satellite tasting location. Last year, Stoller featured several pop-ups at Riff Taproom for tastings and wine purchases. Riff Cold Brewed’s brand has hit the ground running since launching in 2017. But, their taproom and restaurant were hit hard by the pandemic.
Willamette Valley Meets Central Oregon
The two beverage makers cultivated a special relationship that led to wine features and pairings at Riff Taproom this past Fall, and Stoller’s addition of Riff beverages at their Dayton, Oregon, winery and tasting room.
According to Michelle Kaufmann, communications director for Stoller, “guests will be able to visit the new Stoller Wine Bar to enjoy wine flights, wines by the glass or bottle, and to-go bottle sales from our family of wine brands and indulge in more than 40 different offerings.”
More Wine, More Food
So, what can we expect from this new tasting room? Offerings will include wines from Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem, Chemistry, Canned Oregon, and History, plus beer on tap and cider. An expanded menu is planned for the near future. But, for now, you can order cheese and charcuterie boards to snack on while sipping. Stoller is also excited to continue to offer a selection of Riff Cold Brewed products alongside other non-alcoholic options.
“Stoller has felt like a kindred spirit from the very beginning,” said Paul Evers, co-founder and CEO of Riff Cold Brewed. “Handing off the taproom to Stoller feels more like we’re passing the baton to a teammate. Our team is energized as we focus resources behind our core business of making and packaging delicious ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees and our innovative carbon-neutral natural energy drink.”
Visitors of the Riff Taproom know that they offer an open-concept tasting room with plenty of space to distance, as well as a spacious patio. Will Stoller’s tasting room offer live music on weekdays, similar to Riff? We can only keep our ears open and hope for an announcement. Until then, it’s time to get sipping!
Reservations are available using Stoller’s online booking system or by calling 503.864.3404